Unnao Rape Case BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar convicted by Delhi Court

Unnao Rape Case BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar convicted by Delhi Court

Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court, on December 16, convicted expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Kuldeep Singh Sengar of kidnapping and raping a woman in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh in 2017. The woman was then a minor.

Sengar has been convicted under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and sections 5(c) and 6 of Protection of Child from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), according to news agency ANI.

The court had also framed charges against co-accused Shashi Singh in the case. Shashi Singh has been acquitted.

The quantum of sentence for Sengar will be announced on December 19.

Sengar, a four-time BJP MLA from UP's Bangermau, was expelled from the BJP in August 2019.

The case was heard on a day-to-day basis from August 5 after it was transferred to Delhi from a court in Lucknow based on the Supreme Court of India (SC)'s direction.

The court had on August 9 framed charges against the MLA and Singh under Sections 120 b (criminal conspiracy), 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping or inducing a woman to compel for marriage), 376 (rape) and other relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.