Lucknow: The second accused in the Unnao rape case has also been arrested today in Uttar Pradesh even as the main accused was sent to a weeklong CBI custody. The main accused, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on Saturday claimed innocence and said he has ‘faith in the judiciary’.
The four-time MLA, who was produced before a Lucknow Court earlier in the day, has been sent to seven-day police custody.
Sengar was arrested after the Allahabad High Court on Friday ordered the CBI to “arrest, not detain” the BJP MLA.
The court said that it will monitor the probe and asked the authorities to submit a progress report in the matter by May 2.
Taking a strong objection to the UP government’s submission that Sengar would not be arrested on mere registration of the FIR, the court said this approach is “not only appalling but shocks the conscience of the court in the backdrop of the instant case.”