Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has finally spoken up on the arrest of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the Unnao rape case. Speaking to reporters, Adityanath said, "CBI arrested the MLA last night, we took immediate action to set up SIT after coming to know about the matter on April 9. We then sent the matter to CBI."
Adityanath also said that his government has zero tolerance towards crime.
"My government has zero tolerance towards crime, there will be no compromise whosoever the person is," said the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested Unnao rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar. Prior to the arrest, the investigation agency detained the BJP MLA at 5am on Friday morning in Lucknow. Three cases have been registered against the BJP MLA. The rape accused has been kept in Lucknow's Hazratganj headquarters.
The BJP MLA will also be produced in a court on Friday, before which he will be taken for a medical examination.
Earlier on Thursday, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government had stated before the Allahabad High Court which had taken suo moto cognisance that there wasn't concrete evidence against Sengar in the case, and hence, he wasn't to be arrested.
The UP government's statement came after the shocking statement issued by the UP DGP wherein he addressed the rape accused BJP MLA as "Mananiya MLA". When asked why was he showing respect to a rape accused, the DGP said, "I am giving respect because he is an MLA."
On Sunday, the rape victim, along with her family members, had tried to commit suicide in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence in Lucknow alleging that she was raped by BJP leader and his fellow accomplices.
Later, the victim's father had been taken into police custody from the location. However, he was admitted to a hospital on Sunday night after complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting and subsequently passed away in the early hours of Monday.