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Rape-Accused Samajwadi Party Leader Gayatri Prajapati Granted Bail By POCSO Court

Prajapati was arrested on 15 March in Lucknow by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force.

25/04/2017 2:39 PM IST | Updated 25/04/2017 2:46 PM IST
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LUCKNOW -- Samajwadi Party leader and former minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati was on Tuesday granted bail by a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in connection with a case of an alleged sexual assault of a minor girl.

Prajapati was arrested on 15 March from the Aashiyana area in Lucknow by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF).

The Samajwadi Party leader, who was also accused of allegedly raping the girl's mother, evaded his arrest for nearly a month before he was arrested.

In February, a police complaint had been 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.

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