Former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati and two others have been awarded life imprisonment for raping a lady by a particular court docket on Friday.
The court docket that hears circumstances towards lawmakers additionally imposed a effective of Rs 2 lakh on every convict.
Gayatri Prajapati and two different convicts Ashok Tiwari and Ashish Shukla have been current within the court docket when it pronounced the judgment.
Choose P Okay Rai had on Wednesday held Prajapati, a key determine within the earlier Akhilesh Yadav authorities, and his accomplices responsible of raping the lady and in addition making an attempt to rape her minor daughter.
It stated the prosecution has been in a position to show costs towards them past an inexpensive doubt.
Nevertheless, the court docket acquitted 4 others–Vikas Verma, Roopeshwar, Amrendra Singh, alias Pintu, and Chandrapal–due to lack of proof.
The prosecution had produced 17 witnesses within the case.
Whereas holding the three responsible, the court docket additionally directed the Lucknow police commissioner to determine the circumstances wherein the rape sufferer and two different witnesses had modified their statements again and again through the trial.
Prajapati held transport and mining portfolios within the Akhilesh Yadav cupboard and was arrested in March 2017.
The FIR towards the minister was registered on the Gautampalli police station right here on the instructions of the Supreme Court docket, which gave its order on the lady’s plea towards the police inaction over her criticism.
The previous minister has been in jail because the registration of the FIR.
The girl had claimed that the minister and his accomplices have been raping her since October 2014 and she or he determined to complain towards them after they tried to molest and rape her minor daughter in July 2016.