NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today directed the UP police to lodge an FIR against State minister and Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prajapati in connection with cases of alleged gangrape and attempt to rape a woman and her daughter.
The apex court also directed the police to inquire and file an action taken report regarding the incidents in eight weeks in a sealed cover.
The apex court’s direction came on a PIL filed by a woman who has alleged repeated gangrape by Prajapati and others and has sought the court’s direction for lodging of an FIR.
Advocate Mehmood Pracha, appearing for petitioner, said the police has not taken any action on the complaint which was given to the Director General of the state police.
Counsel appearing for Uttar Pradesh said since it was currently election time in the State, the petition has been filed.
He said the State Government has said in the affidavit that the alleged incident cannot be ascertained and there was a delay in filing of the complaint.
Pracha contended that the petition was filed before the elections were announced and the apex court had issued notice on November 25 last year. (AGENCIES)