BJP MLA Sengar sent to 7-day CBI custody

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The case came to light when the 17-year-old victim's father was arrested by the local police and later died while in custody. As per a report in the Times of India, the police will now match the call records of the accused and the victim and try to ascertain their locations at the time of calls. When Sengar arrived in court, he claimed he was innocent and that he had faith in the judiciary and God.

"We arrested the second person, a woman named Shashi Singh, in our ongoing investigations of the case on Saturday", R.K Gaur, a CBI spokesman, told AFP on Sunday.

After massive public outrage over the inaction by the police, the case was finally handed over to the CBI on April 12. The court had earlier directed the CBI to take up the case and also asked it to bring forth an application for canceling the bail given to other accused in the case.

The victim's mother had alleged in the complaint given to the UP Police, which is now part of the CBI FIR, that the woman lured her daughter to the MLA after which he raped her.

The victim had attempted self-immolation near Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's official residence on Sunday in protest against the failure of the police to act against the lawmaker but was prevented by some alert cops.

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The state government also ordered the handing over of the twin cases of rape and the custodial death of the victim's father to the CBI.

The Opposition has accused the state government of eliminating rivals in "fake encounters".

Informed sources said Mehbooba will request the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to constitute a fast track trial court to deliver a sentence in the case. He said, "Some goons of Kuldeep Sengar (accused BJP MLA) are threatening villagers to keep quiet".

We appreciate our alliance partner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Ram Madhav and Amit Shah for their support and taking resignation of the two ministers about whom the media said that their role was not positive.

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