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Probe Unnao Rape Survivor Car Crash Accident In 7 Days, Supreme Court Asks CBI

Supreme Court during the hearing said it will grant compensation to the Unnao rape survivor and her family, and directed the state to pay compensation.

Probe Unnao Rape Survivor Car Crash Accident In 7 Days, Supreme Court Asks CBI
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Probe Unnao Rape Survivor Car Crash Accident In 7 Days, Supreme Court Asks CBI
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2019-08-01T14:00:34+0530

The Supreme Court has asked the CBI to investigate within seven days the mysterious case of the accident in which the Unnao rape survivor was seriously injured along with her lawyer while her two aunts were killed in Rae Bareli on Sunday.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday gave the direction to the agency after dismissing Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta's plea for a month's time for completing the probe.

"How much time do you need (for investigating the accident of Unnao rape survivor and others)?" asked Gogoi.

The Solicitor General sought a month's time to probe the incident. However, the CJI said: "No, investigate in seven days."

Supreme Court during the hearing said it will grant compensation to the rape survivor and her family, and directed the state to pay compensation.

Earlier in the day, the CJI ordered the CBI to present the status of the investigations after the agency was given charge of the probe into the accident and the FIR that included murder charges against rape accused and BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar.

When the SG said the Investigating Officer was out of station and sought time till tomorrow morning for the agency to submit a report, the CJI dismissed it asking CBI to depute some official who can gather the information over phone and present it to the court.

CBI Joint Director Sampat Meena, a woman officer, appeared before the bench and gave the status of the probe into the two cases.

The court is also likely to transfer the case out of Uttar Pradesh.

On Wednesday, CJI Gogoi had sought an explanation from the Secretary-General of Supreme Court for the delay in placing the letter of Unnao rape survivor's mother before the court.

On July 28, a truck rammed into the vehicle in which the Unnao rape survivor, her counsel and two aunts were travelling to Raebareli. While she and her lawyer sustained grievous injuries, her aunts were killed on the spot. The Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer, who is being treated at King George's Medical University are stable, the hospital said on Wednesday.

The Uttar Pradesh Police filed a case of murder against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and nine others in connection with the accident. Probe in the case was transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday after which the CBI registered a case in connection with the rape survivor's accident in Raebareli.

Sengar, a legislator from Bangermau in Unnao district, had allegedly raped the girl at his residence in Unnao on June 4, 2017, where she had gone to seek a job. He is currently lodged in Sitapur district jail.

(With ANI Inputs)

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