Big blow for Akhilesh Yadav: SC orders FIR against gangrape accused MLA Gayatri Prajapati

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New Delhi | Updated: February 17, 2017 2:34:29 PM

The apex court is seeking a report in this case from the UP police for which they have been given a period of eight weeks.

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A Supreme Court of India bench has ordered the registration of a FIR against Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati for a gang rape and sexual harassment case. The apex court id seeking a report in this case from the UP police for which they have been given a period of eight weeks. Earlier this month, the Election Commission had censured the Samajwadi Party minister for the violation of the model code of conduct under a rule which prohibits ‘corrupt practices’ and ‘bribing of voters’.

The EC in January 2017, sent a notice to Prajapati asking him for an explanation as to why should any action not be taken against him in regards to a FIR that was filed earlier by Fatehpur police in Uttar Pradesh. The FIR stated that police had seized a consignment containing 4,452 sarees from a vehicle had Prajapati’s name in the place of the receiver’s name. Even the driver confessed that the sarees were to be delivered to Gayatri Prajapati in he intended to distribute among the voters in Amethi.

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Who is Gayatri Prajapati?

Gayatri Prasad Prajapati is a Samajwadi Party leader who is also a minister of the Akhilesh Yadav cabinet in Uttar Pradesh. In the past Prajapati was under scanner of Lokayukta scanner for the alleged misuse of his position to amass assets worth crores.

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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017:

The Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 are taking place in the state between February 11 and March 8, 2017 in 7 phases. Uttar Pradesh has a total of 403 constituencies and a party needs 202 seats to prove majority. Samajwadi Party led by CM Akhilesh Yadav is currently the ruling party of the state without an alliance with any other party. For the 2017 assembly elections, Samajwadi Party has made an alliance with Congress to form the party if they win.

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