Allahabad: Former UP cabinet minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, who is an accused in a gangrape case, was produced before the special court (MP and MLA) here on Saturday.During the court proceedings, the cross-examination of the survivor girl took place.
Later, the investigating officer filed a charge-sheet against the accused persons, including Prajapati.Subsequently, after the setting up of the special court (MP and MLA), as per the direction of the apex court, the matter was shifted here.This court exclusively deals with criminal cases pending against members of state legislature and Parliament.
Subsequently, special judge Pawan Kumar Tiwari, who is presiding over the special court, fixed April 4 as the next date for further evidence.District government counsel (criminal) Gulab Chandra Agrahri said that other witnesses would be examined on the next date.Earlier, a special POCSO court had framed charges against Prajapati and six other co-accused in the gang-rape case.Prajapati is in jail and was produced for hearing under tight security.
Earlier, the court had charged Gayatri and co-accused Vikas, Ashish, Ashok Amrendra, Chandrapal and Rupeshwar under sections 376 (D), 354A(1), 509, 504 and 506 of IPC.
Gayatri, Vikas, Ashish and Ashok have also been charged with section 5(G) read with section 6 of the POSCO Act.The girl had lodged an FIR with Gautampalli police of Lucknow on February 18, 2017, on the direction of the Supreme Court.
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