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Court convicts expelled BJP leader Kuldeep Sengar in Unnao rape

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New Delhi : A Delhi court on Monday convicted expelled BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the case of alleged kidnapping and rape of a minor in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao in 2017.
Delhi’s Tis Hazari District Judge Dharmesh Sharma, however, acquitted co-accused Shashi Singh by giving benefit of doubt to him. The arguments on sentencing will be held on December Senger has been convicted under the charges of rape and Section 5 (c) and 6 (for public servant committing penetrative sexual assault against a child) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The court showed displeasure with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the delay in filing the charge sheet.
The court had reserved the judgment in the case on December 10 after hearing the contentions from both the accused and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Sengar, a four-time BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Bangarmau, is accused of raping the girl at his residence in Unnao in June 2017, where she had gone seeking a job. He was arrested last year and is currently lodged in Tihar jail.

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