Rape accused ex-UP minister Gayatri Prajapati to walk free today

| Updated: Apr 26, 2017 10:24 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], April 26 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader and former minister Gayatri Prajapati who was arrested in connection with a case of an alleged sexual assault of a minor girl, will walk out of district jail in Lucknow today. Prajapati was yesterday granted bail by a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in connection with case. Two associates of Prajapati were also given bail. The court asked them to furnish two sureties of Rupees one lakh each and a personal bond of same amount as a condition of bail. Prajapati was arrested on March 15 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. (ANI)
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