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Kuldeep Singh Sengar Loses Membership Of UP Assembly

Lucknow: Kuldeep Singh Sengar, expelled from the BJP final yr, has been disqualified from the membership of the Uttar Pradesh Meeting, following his conviction in a rape case.

In line with a notification issued on this connection, Sengar, who was elected from Bangarmau constituency in Unnao, has been disqualified as per the principles following his conviction by a Delhi courtroom.

The Delhi courtroom had pronounced its verdict of life imprisonment on December 20, 2019 and Sengar has been deemed disqualified from that date, it mentioned.

His Bangarmau seat in Unnao district has been declared vacant from that date, the notification mentioned.

Sengar, a four-term MLA, was expelled by the BJP in August 2019 following furore after his identify cropped up in a rape case.

The case hit the headlines after the sufferer tried self-immolation exterior the chief minister’s residence in April 2017 when the police didn’t take motion on her grievance.

The sufferer’s father, who had been arrested by the police, had died in police custody two days later, after he was crushed up within 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 had been arrested.

(PTI)

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