Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the Investigative officer of CBI to arrest Kuldeep Singh Sengar, BJP MLA, who is accused in the Unnao rape case.
The court was informed that MLA was detained and not arrested yet.
The division bench, comprising chief justice DB Bhosle and Justice Sunit Kumar, directed the probe agency to submit a comprehensive progress report of the case to the court on May 2.
Meanwhile, the court was also informed by the state government authorities that CBI had taken over the investigation on which the court directed CBI to carry out further investigation strictly in accordance with the law.
It directed the CBI to consider filing an application for cancellation of bail granted to other accused in the rape case.
In gang rape cases, an FIR is lodged at first, and the CBI may further investigate the case or reopen the case, said the court.
Yesterday, the court had asked the Advocate General whether the state government proposes to arrest Sengar.
Advocate General Raghvendra Singh had replied that he was not in a position to make any statement in this regard and police will proceed in accordance with law only after recording statement of the complainant and witnesses.
The CBI registered three separate cases in connection with the alleged rape and detained Sengar for questioning in the early hours today.
The cases pertain to the alleged rape, killing of the girl’s father and a case of arms act which was slapped on her father in which he was arrested by local police.
He had subsequently died in judicial custody and the autopsy report showed serious injuries on his body.
Meanwhile, the CBI on Friday began questioning BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
A Central Bureau of Investigation team visited the hotel in Unnao where the victim is housed under police protection to take her statement. CBI officials also spoke to her anguished family.