Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, an accused in the Unnao rape case, said that he has prayed for the recovery of the survivor and her lawyer who were seriously injured in a road accident last week.

 Talking to reporters outside the Sitapur jail from where he was taken to Delhi by the CBI on Sunday, Sengar said he was being framed as part of a “political conspiracy”.

“There should be a thorough probe to ascertain whether the accident on July 28 was just an accident or a conspiracy. All the angles must be probed. All this is a political conspiracy aimed against me.

“All the allegations, which have been levelled against me, are political in nature. If helping someone is a crime, then what will we people in politics do? Some people have become weak and have resorted to political conspiracy against me,” he said and demanded an impartial probe into the rape as well as the accident charges.

The rape survivor and the advocate were injured on July 28 when a truck hit their car in Rae Bareli. Her two aunts were killed in the accident.

Sengar and nine others have been booked for the murder by the CBI after the rape survivor’s family alleged foul play.