The agency arrested a woman who is a close associate of the prime accused, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar. As per a report in the Times of India, the police will now match the call records of the accused and the victim and try to ascertain their locations at the time of calls. Earlier in the day, the Allahabad high court passed an order saying that the CBI should arrest the MLA and not just detain him and the probe agency should consider filing of an application for cancellation of bail granted to other accused in the case.
Sengar will be produced before a designated court on Monday.
On Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Sengar, who was later sent to a seven-day CBI custody on Saturday in connection with the case. After being criticised for allegedly tampering the evidence in Unnao rape case, the links between the Jhansi police and the criminals have recently drawn the attention of the media. The first one about the rape of a minor and Sengar and Shashi Singh have been named as accused.
The incident sparked massive outrage in the country, with people calling for speedy justice in the case. The 17-year-old's mother, who is the complainant in the case, has alleged that Shashi was present in the courtyard of the house when the MLA raped her daughter.
Sources said, "The central agency made a decision to arrest the MLA when he failed to satisfactorily reply to questions during interrogation".
Singh also told the proclaimed history-sheeter to strike a deal with BJP District President Sanjay Dubey and Babina MLA Rajiv Singh Paricha if he wanted to save himself.
The state government also ordered the handing over of the twin cases of rape and the custodial death of the victim's father to the CBI.
Amid a political storm over the former ministers' remarks at the rally, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav, who flew in to Jammu on Saturday morning, said the two leaders were sent to Kathua to pacify agitating locals. He said, "Some goons of Kuldeep Sengar (accused BJP MLA) are threatening villagers to keep quiet".
The uncle said that his nephew had been missing for the past four days and apprehended that his life might be in danger.