“No criminals wiil be spared, justice will be done,” says PM.
LUCKNOW: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday, arrested Bangarmau BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who was accused of abduction and rape of a minor girl in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. The move comes after the Allahabad High Court’s direction to the agency earlier in the day to arrest the lawmaker.
The victim has alleged that she was raped by the MLA at his residence on June 4, 2017 where she had gone with a relative for seeking a job. She along with her father tried to immolate self in front of the CM house in Lucknow in April 8 after repeated call for justice were not heeded.The next day, her father died in jail with the post-mortem report suggesting serious injuries on his body, triggering a massive political row over women’s safety in Uttar Pradesh.
‘Rapist being protected by the State’
On a series of tweet, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the center and the state for providing “protection” to the rapists.
“Mr Prime Minister, your silence is unacceptable.”
“1. What do YOU think about the growing violence against women and children?”
“2. Why are accused rapists and murderers protected by the state?”
“India is waiting,” Mr. Gandhi tweeted, using the hashtag “SpeakUp”.
‘Our daughters will get Justice’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday finally broke his silence on the cases of gangrape and murder in Kathua in Jammu and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh to state that justice will be done and “no criminals will be spared in these cases.”
While speaking at the inauguration of a memorial for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at Delhi’s Alipur Road, he assured the people of the country that the justice will be done.
“I want to assure the country that justice will be done and fully. Our daughters will get justice. It is an internal failing of our society and not at all fitting for any society that claims to be civilised and we are ashamed of it. We must address this issue together as a society,” he said.
Meanwhile, the CBI, which has taken over the probe, questioned Mr. Sengar for several hours on Friday before his arrest.