Published On : Wed, Mar 15th, 2017

Rape-accused Gayatri Prajapati sent to 14-day-jail

Lucknow: Rape-accused UP minister Gayatri Prajapati, arrested in Lucknow this morning, has been sent to jail for 14 days.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow, Manzil Saini said that Prajapati was arrested from Aashiyana area of the city early on Wednesday morning.

He is likely to be produced before the POCSO Court later in the day, Saini said.

Six persons named in the FIR against the 49-year-old Samajwadi Party leader have already been picked up by the police.

Police had on Tuesday interrogated the SP leaders two sons and nephew to get some inputs regarding his whereabouts.

Prajapati was booked on a Supreme Court directive and an FIR was lodged on February 17 against the minister and six others for allegedly gang-raping a woman and alleged attempt to rape her minor daughter.
The apex court had asked the UP Police to submit an action taken report regarding the incidents in eight weeks.

A look out notice was also issued against him as also a non-bailable warrant. His passport too has been impounded.

Airports across the country had been alerted about the possibility of Prajapati trying to flee the country.