Chandrapal, a close aide of rape accused Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati and a co-accused in the gangrape, surrendered in Lucknow on Monday. The man was on the run ever since the police registered a case against the minister and surrendered in Lucknow following which he was taken into custody.
The Uttar Pradesh police had launched a search operation for the rape accused minister and other accused in the case of an alleged gangrape, after the Supreme Court had directed the government to act. Prajapati, the Samajwadi Party's candidate from Amethi is still on the run.
The Uttar Pradesh governor had asked Chief MinisterAkhileshh Yadav why a rape accused was still a part of his cabinet on Sunday. It may be noted that the minister is absconding and a non-bailable warrant has been issued against him. His passport has also been impounded. The Bharatiya Janata Party, as well as the Bahujan Samaj Party have been accusing the Samajwadi party of shielding a rape accused in all their election rallies and addresses causing major embarrassment to brand Akhilesh.