On August 25, 2011, Tehsildar Singh, in-charge of Kachhari Chowki of Cantt police station, Varanasi, informed Sunil Verma, in-charge of Cantt station, that some other people along with the prisoner who was brought on trial, were fighting with the police team. In this case, the then Cantt police station in-charge Sunil Verma had made 22 people including Atul Rai accused on the basis of interrogation of the accused caught from the spot. Several arms and cartridges were also recovered from the accused who attacked the police team in the case. However, after 11 years of trial, 19 people including Atul Rai were acquitted on Thursday. In this case, Tapesh Singh, Ashwini Singh and Anurag Singh were sentenced to three years each.
MP Atul Rai has been acquitted in the rape case in the past
Atul Rai, Member of Parliament from Ghosi Lok Sabha of Mau district, has already got relief in a big case. MP Atul Rai was accused of rape by a student of a UP college. Alleging that the case was not processed properly, the student and one of her companions had committed self-immolation in front of the Supreme Court, in which both of them died. In the case of rape, MP Atul Rai got relief from the MP MLA court, but a petition has been filed against this decision in the Allahabad High Court.
Report – Abhishek Kumar Jha
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