Unnao rape survivor accident: SC asks CBI to complete probe in two weeks
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Supreme Court on Monday granted two more weeks to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete its investigation into the road accident of Unnao rape victim.
The next hearing on the case has been scheduled for September 6.
The CBI had demanded four weeks to complete the investigation saying that the statements of the victim and her lawyer were yet to be recorded.
The Supreme Court also ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the lawyer of the Unnao rape victim who was also injured in the accident.
The CBI is investigating the accident involving the Unnao rape survivor. On July 28 a truck rammed into the vehicle in which the girl, her counsel and two aunts were travelling to Raebareli. While her aunts succumbed to injuries, the victim and her lawyer sustained grave injuries and are currently undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here.
Earlier, a Tis Hazari court here had ordered the framing of charges against accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar, an MLA who has been expelled by the BJP.
District and Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma had ordered the framing of charges under various Sections including rape, criminal conspiracy and kidnapping.
The judge had observed that charges be framed under relevant Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act as the victim was a minor at the time of the incident in 2017.
Sengar is accused of raping her at his residence in Unnao, where she had gone seeking a job. A case is also registered against Senger in connection with the road accident of the rape survivor.
The apex court had on August 1 ordered the transfer of all the cases related to the matter to Delhi.
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