Former UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati Convicted In Gang Rape Case, Sentencing On November 12

Former UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati Convicted In Gang Rape Case, Sentencing On November 12

Lucknow, Nov 10 (TNA) Former minister in the Samajwadi Party (SP), Gayatri Prajapati on Wednesday was convicted by the MP-MLA Court in the gang-rape case of Chitrakoot's woman.

The sentence will be pronounced on November 12. Ashish Shukla and Ashok have also been found guilty in the case while Chanderpal, Vikas Verma, Rupeshwar and Amarendra Singh Pintu have been acquitted.

On Tuesday, written arguments were to be filed on behalf of some of the accused in the case but an application was made on behalf of accused Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, demanding extension of the trial date. It said that a special leave petition has been filed in the Supreme Court to transfer the trial to another state.

Apart from this, that order of this Court has been challenged in the Lucknow Bench of the High Court, in which the application for production of defense evidence was dismissed.

On 18 February 2017, a case was registered against Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, Vikas Verma, Amarendra Singh, Chandrapal, Rupeshwar and Ashok Tiwari in Gautampalli on the orders of the Supreme Court under gang rape, threat to life and POCSO Act.

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