“On Saturday, Srivastava was produced before a Special Court (Anti-Corruption) in Gorakhpur that sent him to jail. Ayodhya district falls under the jurisdiction of Gorakhpur court,” said Superintendent of Police, Vigilance, Dr Akhilesh Kumar Nigam.
The couple, identified as Jugendra and Chandravati, residents of a village under Surir Police Station, alleged that they were being harassed by a local resident, Satyapal, and that the police did not file an FIR.
Forest department officers claimed that the incident took place when villagers entered into a scuffle with some forest guards who caught them carrying logs that were allegedly being stolen after felling of trees from the forest area.
The Unnao rape victim, who had accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of sexually assaulting her in 2017, and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts were killed when the car in which they were travelling collided with a truck in Gurubakshganj area of Rae Bareli on Sunday afternoon.