The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government in a late night decision on Monday (29 July) sent a formal request to the Union Government for the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) probe into the case of Rae Bareli accident suffered by the survivor of the Unnao rape case and her family members, reports The Hindu.
Ahead of the state government's decision to hand over the case to CBI, an FIR was also registered against jailed BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldeep Singh Sengar who is facing the charges of gang rape.
The FIR was filed for criminal conspiracy and murder in connection with the accident in Raebareli in which the the rape victim and her lawyer suffered serious injuries while her two aunts succumbed to the injuries after a truck rammed into the car they were travelling in.
The FIR also mentions nine other persons including MLA Sengar's brother Manoj, his aides, and 15-20 other unidentified persons. The FIR against Sengar was lodged at the Gurbakshganj police station in Rae Bareli on a complaint from the survivor’s uncle.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.