An FIR has been registered against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the alleged rape of a girl in Unnao district. The FIR against the strongman from Bangarmau has been filed at Makhi police station in Unnao under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the POCSO Act.

On Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath had ordered the registration of an FIR against Sengar in connection with the alleged rape of an 18-year-old girl which has raised strong questions against the state government.

The state government also ordered the handing over of the twin cases of rape and the custodial death of the victim’s father to the CBI.

A midnight drama had unfolded on Wednesday when Sengar reached the Senior Superintendent of Police’s (SSP) office in Lucknow with a bevy of his supporters at around 11.45 pm.

When asked why he was at the office, Sengar told mediapersons that he had come to enquire whether his name appears in any of the FIRs.

A separate inquiry report has been submitted by DIG (Prison) Love Kumar on the conduct of the Unnao jail officials during the detention of the victim’s father, said an official statement issued on Wednesday.

The district magistrate of Unnao has also submitted a report to the state government on lapses on part of the district hospital.

Based on the SIT report submitted by ADG Lucknow Zone Rajeev Krishna, the BJP-led state government has decided to suspend Chief Medical Officer DK Dwivedi and EMO Prashant Upadhyay.

“Disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against three doctors namely Manoj Kumar (orthosurgeon), GP Sachan (surgeon) and Gaurav Agrawal (EMO) for laxity in giving proper medical care to the victim’s father, both prior to judicial custody and on referral from jail to the district hospital while in judicial custody,” said the statement.

“Circle Officer Safipur, Kunwar Bahadur Singh has been suspended for negligence in handling the repeated complaints given by the victim,” it said.

The state government has also ordered to provide adequate security to the victim and her family.

An 18-year-old girl had created flutters after she accused the BJP MLA of raping her. She tried to immolate herself in front of the CM’s residence, seeking justice. Her father was arrested and later died in custody.

(With inputs from agencies.)