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Place UP under President's rule, demands SP

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

today demanded that be imposed in because of the deteriorating law and order, especially after the rape case - in which a ruling party MLA is an accused.

"This government should not continue even for a single day and Article 356 needs to be invoked and the state brought under President's rule," SP vice-told reporters here.

The demand for imposition of came after the today took over the probe in three cases related to the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and detained the

The victim has alleged that on June 4, 2017, she was raped by the at his residence, when she had gone to meet him with a relative, seeking a job.

After the case was filed, the victim's father was booked by police under the Arms Act on April 3 and put in jail on April 5.

Frustrated with the alleged police inaction on her complaint and coercion from influential people, the victim attempted self-immolation in front of UP Yogi Adityanath's residence on April 8.

The next day, her father died in jail with the post-mortem examination report suggesting serious injuries on his body.

"The entire nation saw how the victim's father was brutally beaten up and how the police was saying there is no evidence... Action should also be taken against the policemen involved," Nanda demanded.

The law and order situation in UP has deteriorated, crime against women has increased and the government and administration has failed to take concrete action, he said.

The of patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, Aprana Yadav, also criticised the law and order situation in the state.

Slogans like 'beti bachao-beti padhao' have become meaningless in the state, she said.

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

First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 20:30 IST