On Friday, the Delhi District Court sentenced BJP MP Kuldeep Singh Sengar, convicted of kidnapping and rape to a woman in Unnao in 2017, to life imprisonment. District judge Dharmesh Sharma announced the amount of the sentence.
Sengar was also asked to pay a fine of 25 lakh rupees to the victim outside the life sentence.
The CBI had previously requested life imprisonment for the former BJP deputy, saying it was a fight for justice for an individual against the system.
Counsel for CBI and the complainant in the case asked for a maximum sentence for Sengar, saying that the court had to take into account the long ordeal faced by the victim.
The victim's lawyer also supported the CBI's observations and further requested sufficient financial compensation for the rape victim.
Sengar’s counsel, however, urged the court to impose a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, saying he had no criminal record.
The court convicted Sengar on Monday of rape under the Indian Penal Code and the Pocso Law for the offense committed by an official who committed a sexual assault with penetration against a child. The rape survivor was a minor when she was assaulted.
Sengar was convicted in one of the 5 related cases transferred from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi.
The case, in which a Delhi court convicted Sengar on Monday of the rape of a woman in Unnao in 2017 as a minor, is one of five related cases transferred from Uttar Pradesh to the national capital .