CBI makes 2nd arrest in Unnao rape case

BJP accepts resignation of ministers, Mehbooba to take final call

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday detained a woman aide of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the Unnao rape case.

Sources told Kashmir Dispatch that resignations of Lal Singh and Chander Parkash Ganga will be sent to CM Mehbooba Mufti.

Ram Madhav had 45-minute meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti before taking meetings of BJP Legislature Party comprising ministers, MLAs, MLCs and senior office bearers followed by exclusive meeting with 11 party ministers at the BJP headquarters at Trikuta Nagar. "BJP will forward the resignations of the two ministers to J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti".

"Yes, there has been indiscretion and it is for this that they chose to step down". "I have no alternative but to fight a legal battle if Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and BJP State president B.S. Yeddyurappa fail to remove my name from the "charge sheet" and tender an apology for terming the Diddahalli struggle a Naxalite-inspired one".

But the BJP virtually gave a clean chit to the two ministers, who had sprung to the defence of the accused. "There was never any confusion on this principled stand of the party".

CBI yesterday interrogated Shashi Singh about the incident.

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Uttar Pradesh police have also arrested Atul Singh, the brother of Kuldeep Singh Sengar, for the alleged murder of rape survivor's father.

As far as this case is concerned, we have done our bit by allaying the fears and misconception created in the minds of not only the people of Jammu and Kashmir but also in the entire country by asking our two ministers to resign.

It also took repeated demands from the opposition parties, commentators and activists for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the two recent incidents that have caused an unending shame for the country globally.

"We appreciate our alliance partner who helped us in this case".

"You removed two ministers, that too in the wake of pressure?"

Jammu and Kashmir is India's only Muslim-majority state, but the Jammu region in the south, where the rape and murder took place, is Hindu-dominated.

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