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SC rejects ex-UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati's bail plea in gangrape case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today dismissed the bail plea of former in an alleged gangrape case in which he is one of the accused.

A bench of Justices A K and dismissed the bail plea of

The apex court had earlier sought response from police on Prajapati's petition challenging the Allahabad High Court's December last year's order dismissing his plea seeking bail in the case.

was sacked as a by then from his cabinet in 2016 during a family feud with his father and uncle He was later reinstated in the council of ministers in

An FIR was lodged in the matter at station in after the last year rebuked the during the then regime for not registering the case.

A Chitrakoot-based woman had accused the former minister and his accomplices of rape. She had also alleged that he had attempted to rape her minor daughter too.

In his plea filed before the apex court, Prajapati had claimed that allegations levelled against him in the case were false and baseless and he should be granted bail since charge sheet has already been filed.

The apex court had in February last year directed the to lodge an FIR against Prajapati and others in connection with the case of alleged gangrape.

The order had come on a plea of the woman, who had alleged repeated gangrape by Prajapati and others and sought the court's direction for lodging of an FIR.

She had claimed that the alleged incident had first taken place in October 2014 and continued till July 2016 and when the accused tried to molest her minor daughter, she decided to lodge a complaint.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 20:45 IST