Uttar Pradesh parliamentarian Atul Rai, in jail since 2019, was immediately acquitted of a rape cost by a court docket in Varanasi. He’ll nevertheless not be launched from jail due to different pending circumstances towards him.
Atul Rai was elected to the Lok Sabha MP from Ghosi within the jap a part of the state on a Bahujan Samaj Celebration ticket. He had surrendered after successful the 2019 nationwide election.
A 24-year-old girl from jap Uttar Pradesh had accused Atul Rai of rape in 2019. In her criticism to the police, the lady stated Atul Rai had raped her in 2018 at his Varanasi residence. She died in a Delhi hospital in August final 12 months, every week after she and her male buddy set themselves afire outdoors the Supreme Court docket. The girl’s buddy additionally died of burn accidents
The girl and her buddy did a Fb Reside video earlier than setting themselves on fireplace. Within the video, they accused the police in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, the place she had filed the case of colluding with the jailed MP and his family. The 2 stated they anticipated no justice.
Atul Rai can also be an accused within the abetment to suicide case filed by the Uttar Pradesh police within the matter and his bail was rejected by the Allahabad Excessive Court docket on this case in July.
The BSP chief surrendered in June 2019, a month after the lady had filed a case towards the politician. He has been in jail since.
In November 2020, Atul Rai’s brother filed a forgery case towards the lady, additionally in Varanasi.
The identical 12 months, the Supreme Court docket allowed Atul Rai to take oath as a parliamentarian whereas on parole. The Allahabad Excessive Court docket had granted him two-day parole for his oath in parliament after his lawyer pleaded that he had not been sworn in since his election.