Lucknow: Kuldeep Singh Sengar, expelled from the BJP last year, has been disqualified from the membership of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, following his conviction in a rape case.
According to a notification issued in this connection, Sengar, who was elected from Bangarmau constituency in Unnao, has been disqualified as per the rules following his conviction by a Delhi court.
The court had on December 20, 2019 sent Sengar to jail for “remainder of his natural biological life” for raping the woman in 2017 when she was a minor, and Sengar has been deemed disqualified from that date, it said.
His Bangarmau seat in Unnao district has been declared vacant from that date, the notification said.
Sengar, a four-term MLA, was expelled by the BJP in August 2019 following furore after his name cropped up in a rape case.
The case hit the headlines after the victim attempted self-immolation outside the chief minister’s residence in April 2017 when the police did not take action on her complaint.
The victim’s father, who had been arrested by the police, had died in police custody two days later, after he was beaten up in the lock-up by Sengar’s brother, Atul Sengar.
The case was later handed over to the CBI and Kuldeep Sengar, his brother Atul and others were arrested.
Delhi court defers judgment on Unnao rape case
A Delhi court on Saturday deferred to next week its judgment in the murder case of the father of the woman who was raped by expelled BJP leader Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Uttar Pradesh’ Unnao three years ago.
The rape survivor’s had father died on April 9, 2018, in judicial custody.
District judge Dharmesh Sharma deferred the judgment, which will now be pronounced on Wednesday.