Tis Hazari court yesterday (December 16, 2019) convicted ex-BJP MLA, Kuldeep Singh Sengar for kidnapping and rape of minor girl in the Unnao Rape Case which took place in 2017. Sengar has been convicted for rape under the provisions of Indian Penal Code and POCSO Act for the offence of public servant committing penetrative sexual assault on child.
The Court will hear arguments on the quantum of sentence for Sengar on 18 December, 2019. The Court said that Sengar was powerful person whereas the victim was a village girl, not from a cosmopolitan educated area which led to delay in filing the case. The judge said that he found her statements to be truthful and unblemished and proof of the fact that she was sexually assaulted and under threat to not complain.