Unnao case: BJP expels rape accused MLA Kuldeep Sengar, Supreme Court, CJI Ranjan Gogoi
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Kuldeep Singh Senger, accused of raping the Unnao survivor has been expelled from the Bhartiya Janata Party.

The decision comes two years after he was jailed for allegedly raping a 17-year-old (now 19) girl at his residence Unnao.

He is also accused of threatening the family and recently an attempt to murder through a collision with the truck.

On Sunday, the rape survivor teen’s car collided with a truck near Rae Bareli killing her two aunts and left her lawyer and her in critical situation.

She is currently battling for life at a hospital in Lucknow.

Meanwhile, in a major embarrassment to the Yogi government, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the transfer of all 5 cases pertaining to the Unnao teen out of UP to Delhi.

In an order passed by the bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi after a hearing on the matter, the court also ordered the UP government to pay Rs 25 lakh as interim compensation to the teen and her family members.

The court also said that the trial court will hear the case on day to day basis and complete the hearing within 45 days.

The five cases related to to be Unnao are: Rape of the 19-year-old woman; Case against father of the victim under Arms Act; Case against police officials over custodial death of the father; Gang rape of Unnao victim one week after she named Kuldeep Sengar and Case against Kuldeep Sengar and others over the recent car crash.

SC was hearing the case after Unnao girl had written the letter to CJI on July 12 and was marked in the SC register on July 17.

On Wednesday, CJI Gogoi took suo moto cognisance of the matter and had listed it for hearing today.

The girl and the family wrote about pressure from BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger to withdraw the case and alleged threat to their life from his associates.

CJI had, reportedly, also asked the secretary-general that “Why wasn’t letter brought to my notice?”

“I was only informed yesterday afternoon about the letter and am yet to see it. Newspapers have reported as if no action was taken by the CJI. We will try to do something constructive in the midst of this highly destructive environment,” CJI was quoted as saying.

 

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