The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today detained the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar after he has been accused of the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl.
Officials said Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been taken to the CBI office in Lucknow where he is being interrogated.
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Unnao Sengar is yet to be arrested.
The raped girl is said to have tried to set herself ablaze outside the Chief Minister’s residence on Sunday citing a reason of inaction by the police in the gang-rape case.
Later on the same day, police picked up the girl’s father and allegedly roughed him up by Senger’s brother Atul Singh and his aides. Following which he died.
The incident has triggered a major political storm and public outrage in Uttar Pradesh.