Court convicts ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar in Unnao rape case

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A Delhi court on Monday convicted expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for kidnapping and rape of a woman in Unnao in 2017.

District Judge Dharmesh Sharma, however, acquitted co-accused Shashi Singh of all charges.

The court convicted Sengar for rape under Indian Penal Code and POCSO Act for offence of a public servant committing penetrative sexual assault against child.

The court will hear arguments on quantum on sentence on Wednesday.The offences entail maximum punishment of life imprisonment.

Convicting Sengar, 53, under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the court said the CBI proved that the victim was a minor and was rightly prosecuted the special law.

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