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Varanasi court docket acquits BSP MP in rape case filed by lady who set herself on hearth earlier than SC

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Varanasi court acquits BSP MP in rape case filed by woman who set herself on fire before SC

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LUCKNOW: A particular court docket in Varanasi, on Saturday, exonerated Bahujan Samaja Party (BSP) MP Atul Rai within the rape case filed by a 24-year-old lady, who, alongside along with her buddy, died after committing self-immolation in entrance of the Supreme Court of India in August final yr.

The sufferer had lodged the case towards Rai accusing him of raping her in 2019.

Atul Rai, who received the Lok Sabha election from Ghosi seat of Mau district in 2019, has been languishing in Naini Central jail of Prayagraj for the final three years.

Sharing the main points, authorities counsel Jyoti Shankar Upadhyay stated that Additional District and Session Judge Siyaram Chaurasia on Saturday acquitted Atul Rai. The court docket examined 9 prosecution witnesses. Some of them didn’t absolutely help the prosecution’s idea.

The authorities counsel added that 15 defence witnesses additionally deposed earlier than the court docket.

The sufferer and her buddy’s statements, recorded earlier than their loss of life, completely supported the prosecution idea, Upadhyay reminded.

Atul Rai had contested the Parliament election on a BSP ticket from inside jail and received from Ghosi parliamentary constituency.

ALSO READ | Allahabad High Court junks BSP MP Atul Rai’s plea to quash new FIR towards him

The MP will proceed to stay in jail even after acquittal within the rape case, Rai’s lawyer Anuj Yadav instructed mediapersons as a case of abetment of the sufferer’s suicide (Section 306) is pending towards him in Lucknow.

When contacted, the sufferer’s lawyer Rajesh Yadav stated they may file an attraction towards the judgment in High Court. “We will not let Atul Rai escape so easily,” Yadav stated.

As per prosecution, the sufferer had submitted a police grievance towards the MP in 2018 alleging that Rai had been sexually harassing her for practically a yr. She claimed that the primary incident occurred in 2018 when she had visited the MP’s residence in Varanasi to satisfy his relations, together with his spouse.

The sufferer, who was a resident of Mau and was pursuing her research at a college in Varanasi, had additionally accused Rai of getting recorded the sexual assault . She charged that Rai had threatened to flow into it on social media if she reported the problem to the police.

Later, on the idea of a grievance by the sufferer, a case was lodged towards the BSP MP on numerous costs, together with rape and legal intimidation, in May 2019 in Varanasi.

The Varanasi police additionally slapped the provisions of the Information and Technology Act towards the BSP MP, who surrendered earlier than a court docket on June 22, 2019. He was then despatched to judicial custody by the court docket.

On August 16 final yr, the sufferer and her 27-year-old buddy went stay on Facebook narrating their ordeal and immolated themselves in entrance of the apex court docket in Delhi. The duo additionally accused Rai of intimidation and claimed that the harassment had made her select loss of life. The sufferer took the identify of retired IPS officer Amitabh Thakur claiming that he helped Rai and harassed them.

Later, the Uttar Pradesh Police booked Rai and Thakur, in a case of abetment of suicide at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow. IPS Amitabh Thakur was pressured to retire by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in March final yr in “public interest”.

LUCKNOW: A particular court docket in Varanasi, on Saturday, exonerated Bahujan Samaja Party (BSP) MP Atul Rai within the rape case filed by a 24-year-old lady, who, alongside along with her buddy, died after committing self-immolation in entrance of the Supreme Court of India in August final yr.

The sufferer had lodged the case towards Rai accusing him of raping her in 2019.

Atul Rai, who received the Lok Sabha election from Ghosi seat of Mau district in 2019, has been languishing in Naini Central jail of Prayagraj for the final three years.

Sharing the main points, authorities counsel Jyoti Shankar Upadhyay stated that Additional District and Session Judge Siyaram Chaurasia on Saturday acquitted Atul Rai. The court docket examined 9 prosecution witnesses. Some of them didn’t absolutely help the prosecution’s idea.

The authorities counsel added that 15 defence witnesses additionally deposed earlier than the court docket.

The sufferer and her buddy’s statements, recorded earlier than their loss of life, completely supported the prosecution idea, Upadhyay reminded.

Atul Rai had contested the Parliament election on a BSP ticket from inside jail and received from Ghosi parliamentary constituency.

ALSO READ | Allahabad High Court junks BSP MP Atul Rai’s plea to quash new FIR towards him

The MP will proceed to stay in jail even after acquittal within the rape case, Rai’s lawyer Anuj Yadav instructed mediapersons as a case of abetment of the sufferer’s suicide (Section 306) is pending towards him in Lucknow.

When contacted, the sufferer’s lawyer Rajesh Yadav stated they may file an attraction towards the judgment in High Court. “We will not let Atul Rai escape so easily,” Yadav stated.

As per prosecution, the sufferer had submitted a police grievance towards the MP in 2018 alleging that Rai had been sexually harassing her for practically a yr. She claimed that the primary incident occurred in 2018 when she had visited the MP’s residence in Varanasi to satisfy his relations, together with his spouse.

The sufferer, who was a resident of Mau and was pursuing her research at a college in Varanasi, had additionally accused Rai of getting recorded the sexual assault . She charged that Rai had threatened to flow into it on social media if she reported the problem to the police.

Later, on the idea of a grievance by the sufferer, a case was lodged towards the BSP MP on numerous costs, together with rape and legal intimidation, in May 2019 in Varanasi.

The Varanasi police additionally slapped the provisions of the Information and Technology Act towards the BSP MP, who surrendered earlier than a court docket on June 22, 2019. He was then despatched to judicial custody by the court docket.

On August 16 final yr, the sufferer and her 27-year-old buddy went stay on Facebook narrating their ordeal and immolated themselves in entrance of the apex court docket in Delhi. The duo additionally accused Rai of intimidation and claimed that the harassment had made her select loss of life. The sufferer took the identify of retired IPS officer Amitabh Thakur claiming that he helped Rai and harassed them.

Later, the Uttar Pradesh Police booked Rai and Thakur, in a case of abetment of suicide at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow. IPS Amitabh Thakur was pressured to retire by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in March final yr in “public interest”.