Unnao rape case: Delhi HC refuses to suspend Kuldeep Sengar's jail term, seeks CBI's reply on appeal
The court also sought the victim's reply on Sengar's appeal challenging his conviction and imprisonment till remainder of his natural life.
A bench of justices Manmohan and Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal allowed Sengar to deposit in 60 days the fine amount of Rs 25 lakh, out of which Rs 10 lakh will be released to the rape survivor.
Sengar challenged the December 20 verdict of a trial court here which had sentenced him to life imprisonment and had imposed an exemplary fine of Rs 25 lakh in the case.
Prashant Upadhyaya had treated the Unnao rape victim's father in April 2018 after he had been brutally thrashed in police custody.
The caustic comment of the trial court on how the country’s premier investigating agency, the CBI, discharged its duties is telling.
The father of the rape survivor was framed in a case of illegal firearms possession and arrested on April 3, 2018.
District Judge Dharmesh Sharma imposed an exemplary fine of Rs 25 lakh in the case which has to be paid within a month.
A Delhi court on Friday awarded life imprisonment to the expelled BJP MLA and also imposed an exemplary fine of Rs 25 lakh on him.
The court had on Monday convicted the expelled BJP MLA for the rape of the woman in 2017, when she was a minor.
The SP said that the statements of all the accused have been recorded and contradictions have been found in them.
This will be the second disqualification of a sitting BJP MLA following his conviction in 2019. BJP MLA from Hamirpur Ashok Chandel was disqualified earlier after being convicted in a murder case.
The CBI sought maximum punishment for Sengar, saying it was a fight for justice of an individual against the system.
The agency told District Judge Dharmesh Sharma to give maximum punishment to Sengar as it was a fight for justice of an individual against the system.
Unnao rape case: Court lashes at Sengar's counsel for trying to 'demolish' rape survivor's character
The court further said that the defence even tried to influence the rape case by trying to prove that the entire gang rape case was a 'sham'.
District Judge Dharmesh Sharma made the observations while convicting expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the case for raping a woman in 2017, when she was a minor.