Airports and exit points across the country have been put on alert amid reports of a planned escape by UP cabinet Minister Gayatri Prajapati, who is being chased by the UP Police for his alleged role in a rape case.
49-year-old Gayatri is facing imminent arrest following an FIR lodged against him, and six of his accomplices, on the apex court order at Gautampalli police station in the capital on 18 February under various sections of the IPC and POCSO Act.
The Uttar Pradesh police had lodged an FIR against Prajapati on the apex court's order for his alleged role in separate cases of gangrape and an attempt to rape another woman and her minor daughter.
The apex court's direction had come on a petition by a woman who had alleged repeated gangrape by Prajapati and others and sought the court's order for lodging the FIR.
The alleged offence was first committed in October 2014 and was repeated till July 2016, but when the accused tried to molest the minor daughter of the victim, she wrote to the state DGP in October 2016, requesting the officer to take action.
(With PTI Inputs)