Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader and former UP minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati was on Tuesday granted bail by a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in connection with a gang-rape case against him and his two close aides.
Prajapati and his two aides were booked for allegedly gang-raping a minor.
The SP leader, who was also accused of allegedly raping the girl’s mother, had evaded his arrest for nearly a month before he was arrested in Lucknow last month.
In February, a police complaint was filed against the former minister and six others in the case following the Supreme Court’s order.
The Uttar Pradesh Police had also filed a non-bailable warrant against the former minister and six others for the same.
Prajapati also lost to BJP’s Garima Singh from Amethi by nearly 5,000 votes in the recently held assembly elections in UP.