Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government today that there will be a fair probe into the alleged gang rape of a girl by a BJP legislator and the custodial death of her father.
However, due to a pending Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe, the accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Unnao, has not been arrested, it added. Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar and Director General of Police (DGP) O.P. Singh said at a joint press conference that a free and fair probe has been initiated but action will be taken only after hearing both the sides.
“Nobody is defending Kuldeep Singh Sengar. What we mean is that we have to hear both sides,” DGP Singh said. Kumar informed that the case has been recommended to the CBI for further probe.
An FIR will also be lodged against Sengar for conspiring to beat up the victim’s father, who subsequently died in police custody on Monday, an official informed.