Unnao Rape Case: Accused BJP MLA Loses ‘Y’ Category Security


New Delhi: Taken into seven-day police custody last week on charges of rape, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s ‘Y’ category was removed on Friday.

The chief minister emphasised that crime against women should be checked and 1,090 women power line should be strengthened and the ‘anti-Romeo squads’ should also be associated with them.

Sengar is the main accused in the horrific Unnao gang rape case which has outraged the entire country because of not just the act but the rather shoddy investigations that followed.

Sengar has been in police custody since last week and is being questioned. Although he has maintained that he is innocent, public outcry against him has been strong – possibly the reason why his ‘Y’ category security has now been removed.

BJP’s image too has suffered a dent with its MLA being probed as a rape accused – apart from the ruckus over its ministers in J&K cabinet joining demonstrations against investigation into the Kathua rape case. This case too involved a minor who was kidnapped, sedated and murdered.