Unnao rape survivor's accident: Kuldeep Singh Sengar named in FIR; 'why hasn't BJP expelled MLA yet, asks Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

  • BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was among the 10 people named in an FIR registered on Monday in connection with a road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured

  • The case was registered on a complaint from the rape survivor's uncle Mahesh Singh, who is lodged in the Raebareli jail, police said.

  • The rape survivor's uncle alleged that the MLA got the car hit on Sunday

Lucknow: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was among the 10 people named in an FIR registered on Monday in connection with a road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and her two aunts killed, police said. The FIR, in which 15-20 unnamed people were also mentioned, was registered at the Gurubuxganj police station in Raebareli, they said.

 Unnao rape survivors accident: Kuldeep Singh Sengar named in FIR; why hasnt BJP expelled MLA yet, asks Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

FIle image of BJP MLA Kuldip Singh Sengar, an accused in the Unnao rape case. PTI

"FIR has been registered under the Indian Penal Code's sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 506 (criminal intimidation), 120b (criminal conspiracy) against 10 named persons, including the BJP MLA, and 15-20 others," a police officer said.

Sengar, a four-time MLA who represents Bangermau in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, was arrested in 2018 in connection with the incident that took place in 2017. The case was registered on a complaint from the rape survivor's uncle Mahesh Singh, who is lodged in the Raebareli jail, police said.

Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for not taking any action against Sengar. Taking to Twitter on monday, Priyanka said, "What is the BJP waiting for? Why has this man not been expelled from their party even when his name is in the latest FIR in the Unnao Rape Case?"

Gandhi also questioned the ruling party and asked why Kuldeep Sengar is being provided political protection, while the victims are left to struggle on their own. Referring to the FIR she reiterated about the threats and apprehensions mentioned in it.

A truck hit the car carrying the rape survivor, her family and lawyer when they were going to meet Singh on Sunday. Two of those travelling in the car — Sheela (50) and Pushpa (45)  — were killed in the mishap

Besides the BJP legislator, his brother Manoj Singh Sengar, Vinod Mishra, Haripal Singh, Naveen Singh, Komal Singh, Arun Singh, Gyandendra Singh, Rinku Singh and Awadhesh Singh have been named in the FIR.

The rape survivor's uncle alleged that the MLA got the car hit on Sunday. "I am sure that the car was hit for killing all of them by the BJP MLA and his men," he said in his complaint. He also alleged that he was transferred from Unnao to Raebareli jail as part of a conspiracy.

"I had requested officials to keep me in Unnao jail otherwise my family members will be killed on way when they come to Raebareli to meet me..." he alleged.

Meanwhile the condition of the survivor and his lawyer Mahendra Singh is critical and both of them are on ventilator, sources from the King George's Medical University (KGMU) said.

Updated Date: Jul 30, 2019 13:04:04 IST