LUCKNOW: The CBI, which probed the 2017 Unnao rape case in which the then MLA from UP’s Bangarmau, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, was convicted and jailed for life, has now recommended action against one IAS and three IPS officers who had been posted in the district.
The CBI has stated these officers, including a former Unnao DM and two SPs, ignored the matter when it was reported to them by the survivor. She was raped in June 2017 by Sengar, his brother and their henchmen, but only an FIR for kidnapping was initially lodged, reports Pathikrit Chakraborty.
CBI sent officers’ names to UP in last week of Feb
The four officers include 2009 batch IAS officer Aditi Singh, who was Unnao DM from January 24, 2017 to October 26, 2017. She is at present posted as DM in Hapur. Action has also been recommended against 2006 batch Manipur cadre IPS officer Pushpanjali Devi, who served as Unnao SP from October 27 to April 30, 2018. She is now posted as DIG-GRP, Lucknow.
The CBI has also recommended action against 2009 batch IPS officer Neha Pandey, who was Unnao SP from February 2, 2016 to October 26, 2017. Pandey is now on deputation to the Intelligence Bureau. The third officer is Ashtabhuja Singh, who was then posted in Unnao as additional superintendent of police and is currently the commandant, PAC 12th battalion, Ambedkarnagar. He was given IPS rank last year.
The CBI had sent the names of these officers to the UP government in the last week of February but, according to home department officials, specific charges were not mentioned, following which it resent the list. A home department official told TOI the recommendation sent by the CBI is under consideration and the government will take suitable action in time. The DGP headquarters, too, had a similar view.


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