Unnao case: Delhi HC asks Sengar's brother to decide hospital for treatment in custody

Alphonse Joseph
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New Delhi, Aug 14: The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted time to expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's brother, who was sentenced to 10 years for his role in the custodial killing of father of Unnao rape victim, to decide in which hospital he wanted to get medical treatment while in custodial parole.

Convict Atul Singh Sengar, sought eight weeks parole on the ground that he has multiple health issues and has to undergo surgery in Kanpur.

According to reports, the CBI counsel submitted that considering his medical condition, he shall be granted custody parole as he is an influential person and shall not be released.

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Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked Atul's counsel to decide at which of the hospitals in Delhi he would like to get medical treatment and also made it clear that if he chooses a private hospital, the costs will be borne by him.

During the hearing, the CBI counsel also raised the question as to why Atul was not filing an appeal against the trial court's judgement convicting and sentencing him in the custodial death case, and has instead filed a plea for parole.

On March 13, a trial court had sentenced Sengar, Atul and five others to 10 years imprisonment for the death of Unnao rape victim's father in custody.

It is reportedly said that Sengar and his brother were also directed to pay Rs 10 lakh each as fine within three months to legal heirs of the deceased, including the rape victim, as compensation.

The father of the rape victim was arrested at the behest of Sengar in the Arms Act and had died in custody on April 9, 2018 owing police brutalities in custody.

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