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Unnao rape case: Sengar’s visitors in Sitapur jail under CBI scanner

Those privy to the investigation said the CBI team was likely to visit Sitapur district jail soon to probe the matter.

lucknow Updated: Aug 01, 2019 08:29 IST
Rohit KSingh
Rohit KSingh
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, in Lucknow.
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, in Lucknow.(PTI)
         

Visitors to the Sitapur district jail, where Bangarmau MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar is lodged for the past several months in connection with the Unnao gang-rape case, came under the scanner soon after Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday night took over the probe into the alleged conspiracy in the road accident in which the victim and her lawyer were critically injured.

Those privy to the investigation said the CBI team was likely to visit Sitapur district jail soon to probe the matter. They added that CBI officials were in touch with the police in Sitapur and had sought details about those who visited Sitapur district jail to meet the MLA in recent days.

A police official posted in Sitapur said video footage of four people, who visited the Sitapur district jail three days before the road accident, had gone viral on the social media.

He said the video footage showed an SUV bearing an Unnao registration number. It was in this SUV that four people visited the Sitapur district jail to meet the MLA.

“Detailed examination revealed that the SUV was owned by Unnao resident Saurabh Singh,” he added.

The official said the CBI was likely to scan all footage to ascertain involvement of the MLA and his aides in the alleged conspiracy behind the road accident involving the gang rape survivor, her lawyer, aunt and the aunt’s sister.

The car was hit head-on by a speeding truck near Ataura police outpost under Gurbakshganj police station of Rae Bareli district when they all were going to meet the rape survivor’s uncle, who was lodged in Rae Bareli jail in separate case of attempt to murder registered against him in 2000. The survivor’s aunt and her sister were killed, while the survivor and the lawyer were critically injured.

Another source said the CBI was likely to scan the cell phone numbers of those who visited the MLA in Sitapur district jail recently.

The call details of truck driver Ashish Kumar and truck owner Devendra Kishore Pal, both resident of Fatehpur, will also be scanned to ascertain whether they have any links with the MLA or his aides, he added.

First Published: Jul 31, 2019 19:50 IST

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