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Govt withdraws Unnao rape accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s security cover

A Uttar Pradesh government official said Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s Y-category security was revoked soon after an April 12 FIR of rape and kidnapping against the BJP lawmaker.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2018 13:15 IST
Rohit K Singh
Rohit K Singh
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh,Unnao rape case,Unnao rape
BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar was arrested by the CBI in Unnao rape case, in Lucknow.(PTI File Photo)

The Uttar Pradesh government has withdrawn the security cover of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is accused of raping a teenage girl in Unnao last year, a top official said on Friday.

Principal secretary (home) Arvind Kumar said Sengar’s Y-category security was revoked soon after an April 12 FIR of rape and kidnapping against the lawmaker, who is in the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Four policemen deployed at Sengar’s Makhi residence in Unnao and three police gunners accompanying him have been withdrawn from his service, sources told HT.

The development comes after the BJP-led governments in the state and the Centre faced criticism over the handling of the Unnao rape case, which has sent shock waves across the country.

The alleged crime grabbed headlines after the rape survivor held protests outside chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s Lucknow residence and tried self-immolation.

On April 3, the girl’s father was allegedly thrashed by the accused MLA’s brother, Atul Singh Sengar, for refusing to withdraw the rape complaint and was arrested the same day. On April 9, he died in a hospital.

The police too faced criticism for allegedly botching up the initial probe under Sengar’s influence

First Published: Apr 20, 2018 10:54 IST