NBW against BSP MLA in rape case

Badaun: A local court on Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant against BSP MLA from Bilsi Yogendra Sagar in connection with the alleged abduction and gangrape of a girl three years ago.

Issuing the NBW against the legislator, accused of abducting and raping a girl, Additional Munsif Magistrate Jeenat Mirza directed the SSP to arrest the MLA and produce him in court.

According to petitioner's counsel the matter relates to the gangrape of a girl in 2008 in which two accused Tejendra Sagar and Meenu Sharma are already in jail.

Earlier, on Mar 15 the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court had directed the SSP to arrest the BSP MLA from Bilsi in connection with the case.

A division bench comprising Justice Abdul Mateen and Justice Ashwani Kumar Singh passed this order on a writ petition filed by one Premchandra Sharma, seeking appropriate legal action against MLA Yogendra Sagar including his arrest.

It was alleged that the local police authorities were not arresting the MLA under his pressure.

The court had directed Judicial Magistrate of Badaun to issue a fresh non-bailable warrant against the MLA within seven days and SSP Badaun to ensure his arrest within 10 days thereafter, the petitioner's counsel I B Singh had said.

The court while passing the above order had fixed May 10 as the next date of hearing the matter.