Unnao rape case: HC modifies order, shortens Sengar's interim bail period
Sengar was approaching the court seeking interim bail to attend his daughter’s wedding arguing he is the only male member in the family to take care of the marriage ceremony.
Published: 27th January 2023 01:47 PM | Last Updated: 28th January 2023 08:45 AM | A+A A-
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has shortened the bail period of Unnao rape convict former
BJP leader Kuldeep Singh Sengar from 15 days to 6 days after the victim in the case approached the high court raising safety concerns of her and her family.
Last week, the high court had granted 15-day bail to Sengar from January 27 to February 10 to attend his daughter’s wedding scheduled to be held in Uttar Pradesh. However, the victim in the case, who was kidnapped and raped by Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor, approached the court on Wednesday, saying she has been receiving information that the former politician is going to harm her and her family during his release period.
Following the victim’s move in view of threat perception to the family, the court modified its earlier order, and confined the bail duration only to his daughters’ marriage ceremony and related rituals as there
was a notable gap between two main functions-- from Tilak ceremony on January 30 to wedding on February 8.
Sengar was approaching the court seeking interim bail to attend his daughter’s wedding arguing he is the only male member in the family to take care of the marriage ceremony. He is also serving a 10-year jail term for his involvement in the custodial death of the father of a girl who he raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district.
Senior Advocate N. Hariharan, appearing for Sengar, argued that the judges had granted him bail on certain conditions. He added that his client, after release, has to report to the Lucknow SI and submit the pin of the mobile number so that he can be tracked wherever he goes. Representing the victim, advocate Mehmood Pracha said that Sengar can stay in custody parole, instead of releasing him on interim bail.