Tahlka News Desk
Lucknow: Supreme court today rejected the stay arrest of absconding rape accused UP minister Gayatri Prajapati. Apex court bench headed by Justice Arjan Kumar has asked Prajapati to move a lower court if he wants any relief in the case.
UP police has filed an FIR against Prajapati in connection with gangrape.Prajapati is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl and her mother repeatedly over two years on the promise of a position in the state's ruling Samajwadi Party and sand mining contracts.
Prajapati, who holds the transport department portfolio in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Cabinet, is contesting the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly election on his party's ticket from Amethi. On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik had raised serious questions of "constitutional morality and dignity" over his continuance in the Akhilesh Council of Ministers.
"A non-bailable warrant has been issued against Prajapati after an FIR was registered against him in rape case. Serious questions of constitutional morality and dignity arise on his remaining in the Cabinet," the Governor said in a letter to Akhilesh.