BSP MLA declared absconder in abduction, rape case

Badaun: BSP MLA from Bilsi Yogendra Sagar, who is an accused in abduction and rape case, was on Tuesday declared an absconder by a local court.

Judicial magistrate (first) Rajneesh Kumar declared Sagar, against whom a non-bailable warrant had already been issued, as absconding, counsel of the victim Anil Sharma said.

Earlier, the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court had directed SSP Badaun to arrest the MLA and produce before the concerned court by March 28.

Station House Officer Bilsi filed an affidavit in the court that despite raids at four residences of Sagar and other possible hideouts, the MLA was absconding.

Police also prayed for action against him under Section 82 and 82 of the CrPC, Sharma said.

Under section 82 there is provision of issuing advertisement, pasting posters of absconder and announcement of reward by the police.

If the MLA is either not arrested or fails to surrender, his property may be attached under Section 83 of the CrPC, the counsel said.

The court has given one month time to complete action under section 82 of the CrPC and fixed April 30 as the next date of hearing.

Sharma said that as the court had already ordered action under section 82 of the CrPC against Sagar on July 12 2010, he will move an application in the court to attach property of the MLA under section 83 of the CrPC.

The case is of 2008 when a girl was abducted, raped and later released here after one month.