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Arrest MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, Allahabad High Court directs CBI

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad 

The today directed the to arrest BJP MLA Singh Sengar, accused in the rape case.

A bench comprising DB Bhosale and Justice gave the direction to the agency after the for the government informed it that Sengar has been detained for interrogation and not arrested yet.

The court directed the to carry out investigation strictly in accordance with law and to consider filing an application for cancellation of bail granted to other accused in the case.

It also directed the to file status report by May 2.

The bench passed the order on a letter written by demanding a court-monitored investigation of the incident and treated it as a PIL.

Yesterday, the court had asked the whether the proposes to arrest Sengar.

had replied that he was not in a position to make any statement in this regard and police will proceed in accordance with law only after recording statement of the complainant and witnesses.

The CBI registered three separate cases in connection with the alleged rape and detained Sengar for questioning in the early hours today.

The cases pertain to the alleged rape, killing of the girl's father and a case of arms act which was slapped on her father in which he was arrested by local police.

He had subsequently died in judicial custody and the autopsy report showed serious injuries on his body.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 15:45 IST
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