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SP leader Prajapati’s passport seized, look out notice issued


Lucknow : The passport of rape accused UP minister Gayatri Prajapati was impounded on Saturday and a look-out notice was issued against him, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the SP and Congress of chanting “Gayatri Prajapati Mantra”. “Passport of rape accused minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati has been impounded,” ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary told PTI here. He said UP police will approach the Ministry of External Affairs to get the passport cancelled.

Chaudhary said Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) had been issued against Prajapati and six others in connection with the case of alleged gang rape of a woman and attempt to rape her minor daughter. He also said a look-out notice has been issued and raids were being conducted in Lucknow, Kanpur and Amethi to trace Prajapati who is absconding after he was booked under Supreme Court directive. Saturday’s action came a day after airports across the country were alerted about the possibility of Prajapati trying to flee the country.

Earlier in the day, at an election meeting in Jaunpur, Modi said, “In this country, when we do something good, we chant the Gayatri Mantra. But, the SP-Congress alliance is chanting the ‘Gayatri Prajapati Mantra’.