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Unnao rape case: CBI arrests BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow/New Delhi 

The CBI tonight arrested BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the alleged rape of a minor girl in district of Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

Sengar was taken into custody after intense questioning for 16 hours by a team at its office on Naval Kishore Road in

He was brought to the office at around 5 AM today, the officials said in

Earlier in the day, the ordered his immediate arrest, saying he was "influencing" the law and

As the opposition upped the ante accusing the ruling BJP of shielding perpetrators of heinous crimes against women, asserted that no criminal will be spared and justice will be done to daughters of the nation.

Facing flak over the delay in taking action against the MLA in the nearly year-old rape case, Chief Minister said his government will not deviate from its zero-tolerance policy on crime and that it would firmly deal with criminals, no matter how influential they might be.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 22:11 IST