Airports, exit points put on alert for rape-accused Prajapati

"The chief minister has hidden Gayatri Prajapati at his residence and the police is enacting the drama of carrying out raids to arrest him," BJP state unit president Keshav Prasad Maurya claimed.

Airports, exit points put on alert for rape-accused Prajapati

Amidst the ongoing Uttar Pradesh elections, rape-accused cabinet minister Gayatri Prajapati has reportedly gone missing and the airports and exit points across the country have been put on alert.

According to the reports, officials have suspected that Prajapati is planning to flee the country and therefore, immigration and all the forces have been alerted to keep an eye out for him.

A Letter of Cancellation (LC) will soon be opened against him, which will alert immigration authorities about any possible move by the suspect to leave the country. The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), guarding Uttar Pradesh's border with Nepal, has also been alerted about the possibility of such a move by Prajapati.


Prajapati has been charged with gangrape and a separate case of an attempt to rape of a woman and her minor daughter. He has remained elusive and the Lucknow Police have initiated steps to withdraw his 'Y' category security.

Meanwhile, the BJP accused chief minister Akhilesh Yadav of hiding Prajapati at his residence and said the chief minister had become a "patron" of criminals in the state.

"The chief minister has hidden Gayatri Prajapati at his residence and the police is enacting the drama of carrying out raids to arrest him," BJP state unit president Keshav Prasad Maurya claimed.

"Can Akhilesh take a pledge in the name of the mother Ganga that Gayatri has not been kept at the CM's residence ... if the Chief Minister really wants, Prajapati can be caught in ten minutes," he said.

At a press conference on Friday, Akhilesh denied the charges of harbouring Prajapati and said, "The matter is in the Supreme Court... The government will fully cooperate and go by its order. Justice will be done."
The police acted on the Supreme Court's order and have been making efforts to nab him and they might even apply for cancellation of his passport so that the minister cannot escape from the country.
The last time Prajapati was seen in public was on February 27, when he spoke to the media saying he will win, with a huge margin and work under Akhilesh Yadav once again.

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