Prajapati fails to get SC protection from arrest

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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash the FIR against rape accused Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Parajapati. As a result of this order, Prajapati can be arrested by the police.

Prajapati's had earlier sought a stay on FIR ordered against him in connection with gangrape case.

Gayatri Prajapati

Prajapati and some of his aides have been accused of gang-raping a woman and molesting his daughter. Prajpati is facing imminent arrest following an FIR ordered against him by the apex court on February 18.

The controversial minister is also Samajwadi party's candidate from Amethi in the ongoing assembly polls. Prajapati has been on the run ever since the Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh police to take action against him.

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A non-bailable warrant has been issued against Prjapati in connection with the case. The police have also issued a lookout circular against him apart from revoking his passport for four weeks. This came just a day after Intelligence Bureau officials had warned that Prajapati may try and flee the country.

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