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SP leader should be booked for gangrape: SC to UP police

The Supreme Court ordered the Uttar Pradesh police to register a First Information Report (FIR) against Transport Minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prajapati in a case of alleged gangrape of a 35-year-old woman.

The gangrape survivor had moved the apex court after the police in Uttar Pradesh did not register the FIR. Police in Uttar Pradesh must file a status report in the matter within eight weeks.

The woman, who is from Chitrakoot, has alleged she was raped by Prajapati and others for two years on the pretext of getting a plum position within the Samajwadi Party. She has also alleged her daughter was sexually harassed too. He also took some obscene photos of the victim and then threatened the woman to make the photos public and raped her for the past two years, according to the complaint.

Prajapati, a close associate of Mulayam Singh Yadav, has been fielded from the crucial Amethi seat in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh election. His tenure as the Mining Minister has been under cloud and the High Court has ordered a CBI probe into the allegations of wrong doings against him.

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