Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh former minister Gayatri Prajapati was arrested in Lucknow, who is a prime accused in a gang rape case. The Samajwadi Party leader, Gayatri Prajapati, was the former law minister of UP. The police arrested Prajapati on Wednesday from the state capital.
The Supreme Court rejected the bail application of Prajapathi, and produced a non-bailable warrant against him.
The senior SP leader Prajapathi went missing in the middle of campaigning for the UP assembly election after the Supreme Court ordered the state police to file a case against him on the allegation of a woman that the minister had, along with six other men, gang-raped her and attempted to rape her 16-year-old daughter in October. According to reports, he had been absconding for over two weeks over the issue.
The UP police had filed a First Information Report or FIR against Mr Prajapati and the six other people on February 17 on the orders of the Supreme Court. The court has sought an action taken report within eight weeks.
The police arrested prajapati from Lucknow today; he went missing after the Supreme Court issued the warrant against him.