Delhi Court Discharges Kuldeep Senger, 5 Others In 2019 Accident Case Of Unnao Rape Survivor

New Delhi: The Rouse Avenue Court on Monday discharged Kuldeep Singh Senger in the 2019 accident case of Unnao rape survivor stating that no charges are made out against him in the present case. news agency ANI reported.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey discharged Kuldeep Singh Senger and five others observing that prima facie there is no evidence against these accused persons.

Besides the expelled BJP BLA, the other accused in the case include Komal Singh, Arun Singh, Gyanendra Singh, Rinku Singh, and Awdesh Singh.

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Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court observed that the chargesheet did not mention any record or evidence regarding the criminal conspiracy between the accused persons with the accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

It was also mentioned that the accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar was in judicial custody during the period when alleged threats were extended to the victim or her family members.

The Court noted that admittedly the case of prosecution is that he conspired with the other accused persons to extend the threat to the victim or her family members and he himself did not extend any threat, ANI reported.

Kuldeep Singh Senger was represented by advocates SPM Tripathi and Deepak Sharma.

Meanwhile, the court has ordered to frame charges against four accused Ashish Kumar Pal, Vinod Mishra, Haripal Singh and Naveen Singh which was listed for framing of formal charges against four accused on December 21.

As per the court, prima facie there was sufficient evidence against these accused persons.

“Accused Ashish Kumar Pal (A-11) is directed to be charged for offence punishable U/s 304-A/338/279 IPC and accused Vinod Mishra (A-3), Haripal Singh (A-4) and accused Naveen Singh (A-5) Is directed to be separately charged for offence punishable U/s 506(ii) IPC read with Section 34 IPC,” the court stated, as reported by ANI.

2019 Accident Case Of Unnao Rape Survivor

The accident had taken place in 2019 when the Unnao rape survivor was on her way to Rae Bareli.

A truck had rammed into the vehicle in which the girl was travelling with her two aunts and lawyer. She and her lawyer were grievously injured while her aunts succumbed to their injuries.

According to the chargesheet, on July 28, 2019 between 12.45 pm and 12.50 pm, accused Ashish Kumar Pal was driving the truck on the wrong side of the road coming from Raibareilly side towards Lalganj side in a rash and negligent manner.

The car being driven by lawyer Mahender Singh collided with the rear portion of the truck resulting in the death of two lady passengers besides grievously injuring the advocate who was driving the car. He, later on, succumbed to the injuries as did the rape victim.

On August 1, 2019, the Supreme Court had transferred the case to Delhi from a trial court in Uttar Pradesh.

In December 2019, Kuldeep Senger was convicted and jailed for life in a separate case for raping the woman in Unnao in 2017 when she was a minor.

(With Agency Inputs)