The Yogi Adityanath government has withdrawn security personnel assigned to Uttar Pradesh BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who has been arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old in Unnao.
Kuldeep Sengar had 'Y' category security, which entitled him to 11 security men including commandos and policemen. Sengar, a lawmaker from Bangarmau in Unnao, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) this week in connection with the alleged rape. The CBI, which is investigating the charge, has registered three cases against Sengar linked to the crime he allegedly committed last year.
The police charged him with kidnapping and criminal intimidation and under the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in Unnao rape case but didn't arrest him until an Allahabad High Court order.
A special CBI court on Monday recorded statement of the alleged victim in the Unnao rape case. The in-camera statement was recorded under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Last week the CBI also made a second arrest in the Unnao rape case as it took into custody Shashi Singh, the woman who allegedly took the victim to BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on the day of crime.
(With Inputs From ANI)
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