Unnao rape case: CBI cites lapses, recommends ‘applicable motion’ towards 4 officers

New Delhi, September 9

The CBI has really useful “appropriate action” towards 4 officers, together with an IAS officer, citing lapses in dealing with the case of rape of a minor lady by former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, officers stated Wednesday.

The central company, in its letter to the UP Government in August, has named the then DM Unnao and IAS officer Aditi Singh, the then Superintendent of Police and IPS officers Pushpanjali Devi and Neha Pandey posted in Unnao between 2017 and 2018 apart from ASP Ashtbhuja Singh who was promoted to IPS in 2019, they stated.

In its letter, the company has underlined lapses in dealing with the rape case of the minor at Sengar’s residence in Makhi village, Bangarmau, Unnao by the MLA and subsequent harassment of the household by his henchmen, they stated.                

The CBI has not sought any disciplinary motion as a substitute it has solely highlighted the lapses below these officers and left it on the Uttar Pradesh Government to take “appropriate action” within the mild of the company’s observations, they stated.

Aditi Singh, a 2009-batch IAS officer, is presently the DM of Hapur. She was posted as DM, Unnao between January 24, 2017, and October 25, 2017, and the sufferer had written various letters to her in regards to the trauma suffered by her by the hands of the highly effective ruling social gathering MLA however no substantial motion was taken, they stated.

Neha Pandey, a 2009-batch IPS officer, is presently posted as Assistant Director within the Intelligence Bureau. She was the Superintendent of Police in Unnao between February, 2016 and October, 2017 and allegedly ignored plea of minor lady who was raped in June, 2017, they stated.

Pushpanjali Devi, a 2006 batch IPS officer and presently DIG railways, succeeded Pandey and remained SP within the district until April 30, 2018. She additionally allegedly didn’t pay any heed to prayers of the sufferer whose father was additionally framed in an arms act case and was overwhelmed to loss of life within the jail in April, 2018, they stated.

The then ASP Ashtbhuja Singh, now posted as Commandant PAC Fatehpur, was additionally posted in Unnao in the course of the interval however allegedly didn’t take sufficient motion on the complaints towards Sengar, they stated. 

Last 12 months in December, a Delhi court docket had convicted Sengar for raping the minor lady in Unnao in 2017 saying the sufferer’s testimony was “truthful and unblemished” towards a “powerful person”.

The court docket had sentenced Sengar to life imprisonment for rape below the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act for offence of a public servant committing penetrative sexual assault towards baby.

Convicting Sengar, 53, below the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the court docket had stated the CBI proved that the sufferer was a minor.

“I found her statement truthful and unblemished that she was sexually assaulted. She was under threat, worried. She is a village girl, not from cosmopolitan educated area… Sengar was powerful person. So she took her time..,” the decide had stated.

The court docket had famous that after the sufferer wrote letter to the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a number of prison instances had been filed towards her household and “imprints of Sengar” had been seen in them. PTI

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