According to an official, Sengar is now being interrogated by the CBI sleuths. The lawyer of Sengar, Surender Singh said that they support fair investigation and that is why they didn't opposed his custody. The court said that it would monitor the case and directed the CBI to submit a progress report by May 2, when the matter would be heard again.
The case has already led to a political slugfest between the BJP and other parties and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said the people of state are living in fear.More news: Israeli security heads confer after Trump's threat to bomb Syria
What seems to have compounded trouble for the Yogi government is the fact that the Unnao rape case has come simultaneously with the horrific rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl at Kathua in Jammu. The Yogi government had lodged a case of rape against Sengar but decided against arresting him, saying that a decision on taking him into custody will be taken by the CBI.
The victim had alleged that on June 4, 2017, she was raped by the MLA at his residence, when she had gone to meet him, along with a relative, seeking a job.
This comes a day after a senior BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh claimed that the Chief Minister had chose to arrest the accused MLA but his decision was changed after the intervention of a "prominent person".More news: Vettel flies to pole as Hamilton struggles at Chinese Grand Prix
The probe into the Unnao rape and assault case was handed over to the CBI by the state government after the intervention of the PMO to speed up the proceedings amidst protests and controversy.
The agency, which was referred the matter on Wednesday, took immediate action by re-registering the FIRs filed by the Uttar Pradesh Police.
Earlier in the day, the medical examination of the 17-year-old rape victim was conducted at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Lucknow amid tight security.More news: Trump orders attack on Syria, 13 missiles shot down
The CM's comments came five days after the victim tried to immolate herself in front of the CM's residence demanding justice. The very next day, the victim's father, who was held by police, died inside the jail with postmortem reports indicating at serious injuries.