BJP MLA Found Guilty Of Raping Minor Girl, Court Sentences 25 Years Of Imprisonment

Ramdular Gaur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Duddhi Constituency in Uttar Pradesh, has been convicted by the Additional District and Sessions Court of Duddhi for the rape of a minor girl 9 years ago. The Additional District and Sessions Judge of Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh) sentenced Ramdula Gaur to 25 years in jail and imposed a ₹ 10 lakh fine on him. The additional district and sessions judge of MP-MLA Sonbhadra also ordered that the fine be passed on to the girl’s family for rehabilitation.

BJP MLA Found Guilty

BJP MLA Found Guilty Of Raping Minor Girl

Ramdular Gaur has been convicted by the Additional Sessions Court of Uttar Pradesh for the crime of rape and threat of dire consequences against his minor sister. The conviction has paved the way for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader to be disqualified from the assembly seat of Duddhi in Uttar Pradesh. The law states that a person sentenced to imprisonment for a term of imprisonment of 2 years or more is disqualified from the date of conviction and remains disqualified for a further term of 6 years after completion of the sentence. Gaur, a member of the Scheduled Tribe (ST), was elected to the Uttar Pradesh legislature from the Duddhi assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh in 2022.

BJP MLA Found Guilty

Ramdular Gaur was found guilty by the court on December 12. The special public prosecutor Satyaprakash Tripathi said that the court had registered a case against the Member of the Duddhi Assembly Constituency. Before the verdict was pronounced, Ramdula Gaur’s lawyer requested the court to grant him the minimum sentence. He also said that Gond will provide full support to the rape survivor’s family. Tripathi said that due to the details of the case, the case was registered on November 4, 2014. He added that the case was registered under sections 376 (rape), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 5L/6, and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO).

The incident took place when Ramdular Gaur’s wife was the Gram Pradhan, he said. The case was registered by the Myorpur police based on the victim’s brother’s complaint. At the time, Ramdul Gaur wasn’t an MLA and the case was in the process of being tried in the Public Interest Ombudsman’s Court (POCSO). However, after he was elected as an MLA, the case was transferred to the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee’s (MP-MLA) court. Duddhi Assembly Constituency is one among the five Assembly Constituencies that make up Robertsganj Lok Sabha Constituency, which is reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates.

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