Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

SC declines to interfere with order granting parole to rape-accused BSP MP Atul Rai for taking oath

ANI | Updated: Jan 30, 2020 13:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 30 (ANI) The Supreme Court today declined to stay the Allahabad High Court order that allowed two days parole to rape-accused Atul Rai, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP, to attend oath-taking ceremony as Member of Parliament in New Delhi.
A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud refused to interfere in the High Court order.
Rai had won last year's Lok Sabha election from Ghosi parliamentary constituency in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, and has been in jail after an FIR was registered against him in a rape case.
The victim had challenged the High Court's January 23, 2020 order which has given two days custody parole to Atul Rai to take oath as MP on January 31.
Last year in May, a complaint was filed alleging rape and fraud against Rai at the Lanka police station in Varanasi. (ANI)

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