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Unnao gangrape case: CBI charges BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar as accused

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed the second chargesheet in the Unnao gangrape case. BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has now been charged as accused in the case.

The four-time lawmaker and his brothers had allegedly gang-raped an 18-year-old girl in Unnao —who made a suicide attempt outside Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath‘s residence in Lucknow in April. They are also accused in the custodial death of the rape survivor’s father.

On Saturday, the agency had filed the first chargesheet in the case of the murder of the survivor’s father. This included the names of Jai Deep Singh alias Atul Singh Sengar, Kuldeep Singh’s brother, and his accomplices Vineet Mishra alias Vinay Mishra; Birendra Singh alias Bauwa, Ram Sharan Singh alias Sonu Singh, and Shashi Pratap Singh alias Suman Singh, all residents of Makhi village in Unnao district of the state.

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The agency charged the accused of murder and other related offences.

The first chargesheet by CBI investigator Anil Kumar charged the accused persons under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including murder.

The 19-page chargesheet included names of 76 witnesses and 53 documentary evidences .The CBI had registered the FIR in this case on 12 April.

The CBI took over the case on a request to the central government from the UP Government after the survivor expressed doubts over the role of the local police.

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