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Unnao case: UP’s DGP addresses accused BJP MLA as ‘mananiye’

A joint press conference of Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh and Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar on the Unnao rape case this morning, ruffled some feathers after the accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was referred to as ‘mananiye’ (honorable).

On being questioned, the DGP said there is no harm in showing respect to an MLA even though he is an accused. The MLA is not guilty yet, he said.

Meanwhile, in the midst of an outcry over the Unnao rape case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of legislative assembly Surendra Singh said the victim had filed a “false rape case” against another man in the past.

He further said, “I have heard that the same girl had filed a false rape case against a man some years back, because of which the man had to spend six months in jail.”

However, Singh stated that if Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Bangarmau district in Unnao, who has been accused of raping an 18-year-old woman in 2017, was found guilty, he should be punished.

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