Lucknow, April 13: The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed Central Bureau of Investigation to arrest BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl last year in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao.
Sengar was brought here at the probe agency’s office early on Friday when he was about to leave for Varanasi.
The court stated it will monitor the probe and sought a progress report from the authorities by May 2.
A Central Bureau of Investigation team visited the hotel in Unnao where the victim is housed under police protection to take her statement. CBI officials also spoke to her anguished family.
The probe agency on late Thursday registered three cases against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA following the Centre’s order.
In the first FIR, the CBI named Sengar and Shashi Singh, a woman who allegedly took the rape victim to the Bharatiya Janata Party leader’s house.
The second FIR is against four of Sengar’s accomplices — Vineet, Baua, Shailu and Sonu — over the charges of rioting, criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt.
The third one relates to Sengar’s brother Atul Singh, who claimed that he was attacked by the victim’s father. Atul Singh is presently in judicial custody.
The teen had accused the MLA of raping her in June last year.
She also tried to set herself on fire outside the Chief Minister’s residence on Sunday, claiming inaction in the matter.
Later on Sunday, her father was picked up by police and allegedly assaulted by Senger’s brother Atul Singh and his friends after which he died.
The incident has triggered a political storm and public outrage across the country.