Unnao rape case: Accused Kuldeep Sengar's goons threaten villagers, alleges victims's uncle

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Shashi Singh, the woman who allegedly took the victim to BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on the day of crime, was held by the central probe agency on Saturday evening. Thus, POCSO Act was not included in the FIR past year.

As the Supreme Court heard the case on shifting of the trial court, the police in Jammu presented the accused before the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Kathua in a massive security bandubast. CBI sources claimed on Monday said that a decision was taken on this score after it was found that there were discrepancies in the statements of the MLA.

"Later a custom broker, Himanshu Ajmera, came to meet the Customs official claiming to be a representative of Avista Multi Trade and allegedly offered him a bribe", he said. Their lawyers have requested the court that the accused should undergo narco-test.

The agency is also likely to move court seeking permission to conduct lie-detector test on Sengar later this week.

Almost a year ago, on June 4, 2017, the victim - a minor at the time - visited the MLA's residence with a relative seeking a job, where she was allegedly raped by Sengar and others.

After getting remand CBI will now try to cross-examine the statements given by accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in presence of Shashi Singh.

On Sunday night, the victim's uncle again alleged that the MLA's "goons" had asked the villagers to either be quiet or leave the village.

On January 23, the government had handed over the case to the crime branch of the state police which formed a Special Investigation Team and arrested eight people including two special police officers and a head constable, who was charged with destruction of evidence.

Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had rapped the police for its inaction against the BJP legislator who was influencing the "law-and-order machinery".

Shashi Singh is accused of luring the girl and taking her to accused MLA.

Three FIRs have been filed by the UP Police in the case which were later transferred to the CBI.

During the day, CBI also registered a case of gang rape and kidnapping, the fourth FIR in the case.

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