UP: CBI raids 17 locations in connection with #UnnaoRapeVictim accident
The CBI is conducting raids at 17 different places in Uttar Pradesh as part of its probe into the Unnao rape survivor's car accident last week. Rape-accused, expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar's house was also reportedly raided. A CBI team, on Saturday, also went to a Sitapur prison, where Sengar has been lodged for a year, to check the visitor records. Here's more.
Conducting searches in Lucknow, Unnao, Banda, and Fatehpur: CBI
"The CBI is conducting searches in four districts -Lucknow, Unnao, Banda, and Fatehpur- and on some premises of the accused," the probe agency stated. "Investigation is continuing," it added. The case is related to the alleged rape of a minor girl by Sengar in 2017.
Rape survivor's family blames Sengar for car accident
On July 28, a car, in which the rape survivor was traveling, was hit by an overspeeding truck in Rae Bareli. The girl's family has alleged that Sengar was behind the road accident that left her and her lawyer critically injured and claimed the lives of two of her aunts. The condition of the rape survivor, who is on a ventilator, is still critical.
Number plates of the truck were blackened
Meanwhile, the driver and the cleaner of the truck, which hit the rape survivor's car, are also being questioned. The number plates of the truck were also blackened, which the truck owner claimed was done to escape from loan recovery agents due to EMI defaults. However, the loan agent confirmed that the owner did not default on payments, which triggered a fresh controversy.
SC transfers cases linked to Unnao rape to Delhi
The girl's family earlier also wrote to CJI Ranjan Gogoi, alleging threats from Sengar, who was expelled by the BJP on Thursday. The Supreme Court has said that four cases linked to the Unnao rape survivor would now be transferred out of UP to Delhi.
Separate probe into the rape survivor's accident underway
Last week, the SC gave a seven-day deadline to CBI to probe the deadly road accident of the rape survivor. The agency had booked Sengar for murder in the accident case. The UP Police also filed a case against 10 persons, including the expelled BJP MLA. Sengar allegedly raped the girl in Jun'17 in Unnao when she came to him looking for a job.