Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Govt adopted zero tolerance policy in Unnao gangrape case: CM Yogi

Govt adopted zero tolerance policy in Unnao gangrape case: CM Yogi

The infamous "tandoor case" involved former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma, who is serving a life term for the murder of his wife, Naina Sahni, in which the body of the victim was disposed of by putting it in the tandoor of a restaurant in the national capital in 1995.

Earlier in the day, The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday detained BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar who has been accused with the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh, an official said. Reporting to media persons CM Yogi said, "The accused will not be spared, doesn't matter how influential he is".

Senior state minister and spokesperson of the UP government, Siddharth Nath Singh, said the law will take its own course and lashed out at the opposition for "shedding crocodile tears" on the issue of safety of women.

State government, however, has transferred the case to CBI, and left it over the national agency for Kuldeep Singh's arrest.

He also thanked the chief minister for attempting to spread the ideology of Dr Ambedkar and launching several schemes that aimed to benefit dalits.

It may be recalled that a day after the Mahasabha announced to confer the title on the CM, there was a revolt in the organisation against Mahasabha president Lalji Prasad Nirmal 's decision.

The victim tried to set herself ablaze outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence on last Sunday, claiming inaction in the rape case that took place in 2017. "The party has to suffer the effect of this decision".

The family of the victim had also alleged that the accused MLA's brother, Atul Singh Sengar, had thrashed the victim's father on April 3 for refusing to withdraw the FIR over the rape.

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