Unnao Rape: Tis Hazari Court Convicts expelled BJP MLA for Rape
Today Delhi Tis Hazari Court convicted expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao Rape case 2017. Arguments on the sentencing will be held on Dec 19.
The Court has convicted Sengar for commission of offences under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 5(c) and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The order was passed this afternoon by District and Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma.
The trial of the case was held in-camera. The matter would be taken up next on December 19 on the point of sentencing.
The Court also acquitted co-accused, Shashi Singh, after extending her the benefit of doubt.
The Court rejected Kuldeep ablibi that he was not present at place of the crime. That Court also observed that as per Kulddep Singh mobile record, he was at such a distance from crime scene which was “easily coverable”. The Court also rejected the defence objections that the crime was reported much later and that it was orchestrated by the survivor’s uncle. The Court observed that the survivor did not “utter any word” in view of the threat to her life and her family.
The woman and her family has been provided CRPF security as per the apex court’s orders. They have now been shifted to a rented accommodation in the national capital with the assistance of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).