Sengar, who was convicted for the rape of a minor woman in Unnao in 2017, has been sentenced under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with Section 5 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault of a child) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act).
District judge Dharmesh Sharma, who passed the verdict, also slapped a fine of ₹25 Lakh on Sengar.
CBI’s counsel and the complainant in the case initially sought maximum punishment for Sengar but Sengar's counsel urged the court to give him a 10-year term for being a first time offender.
Sengar was convicted in one of 5 related cases transferred from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi.
The other cases include framing of the rape survivor's father in an illegal firearms case and his death in judicial custody, a conspiracy of Sengar with others in an accident case of the rape survivor and a separate case of her alleged gang rape by three others.