Unnao: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, prime accused in the Unnao rape case, was shifted from the Unnao Jail to Sitapur Jail on Tuesday.
Sengar was shifted after the victim’s family had made an appeal in the Allahabad High Court to shift him to another jail citing security reasons.
According to an NDTV report, Shashi Singh, who is a co-accused in the rape case has also been moved to Sitapur jail.
Atul Singh, the lawmaker’s brother, and four other co-accused are still lodged in Unnao jail. A CBI team, probing the high-profile case, took the accused to Sitapur jail.
Earlier in April, the Uttar Pradesh government had withdrawn the ‘Y’ category security cover of Sengar. The Bangarmau MLA from Unnao district enjoyed ‘Y’ category security, which has a security cover of 11 personnel, including one or two commandos and police personnel.
The CBI has registered three cases against Sengar in regard to the crime he allegedly committed in 2017.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Police had charged him under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abduction of woman), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and handed over the case to the CBI.