Former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar convicted of kidnapping & raping Unnao minor
NATIONAL | DEC 18, 2019:
Delhi court on Monday convicted expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping a teenaged girl in Unnao in 2017, saying the victim's testimony was "truthful and unblemished" against a "powerful person".
The court convicted Sengar for rape under the Indian Penal Code and the Pocso Act for offence by a public servant committing penetrative sexual assault against a child. The court will hear arguments on the quantum on sentence on Wednesday. The offences entail maximum punishment of life imprisonment.
District Judge Dharmesh Sharma, however, acquitted co-accused Shashi Singh of all charges.
Convicting Sengar, 53, under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, the court said the CBI proved that the victim was a minor and he was rightly prosecuted under the special law.