Embarrassment for BJP as Delhi court holds ex-MLA Kuldeep Sengar guilty of rape

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A Delhi court on Monday has convicted ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar of rape in the infamous Unnao rape case. District Judge Dharmesh Sharma, according to Livelaw website, held Sengar guilty of Section 376 IPC and section 5(c) of the POCSO Act.

Kuldeep Sengar
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The court will decide the quantum of punishment on Wednesday.

Sengar has been convicted of raping a girl when she was 11 years of age. Sengar had kidnapped and raped her. The case had taken an unexpected turn after the car used by the rape victim was hit by a truck. The Supreme Court had intervened and shifted all pending cases against Sengar out of Uttar Pradesh to Delhi.

The victim had sustained critical injuries, while two of her aunts had died in the accident. Her lawyer continues to remain in hospital.

The Delhi court on Monday also slammed the CBI for its lackadaisical approach in completing the probe against the four-term BJP MLA, who was only expelled from the party after nationwide condemnation.

The victim’s father was arrested by the UP Police after he tried to stage a protest demanding justice for his daughter. He later died in the police custody allegedly after being mercilessly thrashed by cops in police custody.

 

 

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