The first court hearing in the Hathras gangrape case is scheduled to take place today at 2:15 pm before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. The deceased Dalit woman’s family, Uttar Pradesh (UP) government’s Home Secretary, and Director General of Police are scheduled to appear before the bench.
First Court Hearing For Hathras Gangrape Case
As per ANI, the HC has allocated 45 minutes for the hearing. This time limit is subject to change as per the circumstances. Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Pankaj Mittal are will hear the case in court number one.
The late survivor’s family left for Lucknow in the early hours of Monday morning. Authorities have arranged heavy security for the family’s journey. Reportedly, Anjali Ganwar, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), the District Magistrate (DM), and Superintendent of Police (SP) level officer will be accompanying the deceased woman’s family. SP Vineet Jaiswal told ANI, “They (the survivor’s family) will be taken to the High Court with full security. We have assured them that they can contact us whenever they want.” He also said that concerned authorities were conducting meetings in the Hathras area to re-establish peace.
What You Should Know:
- The Hathras gangrape case’s first hearing will take place today at the Allahabad High Court.
- The late survivor’s family, UP’s Home Secretary, and DGP will appear before the bench.
- Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Pankaj Mittal will be hearing the case.
- Family of the deceased gangrape survivor left for Lucknow amidst tight security.
The Hathras Gangrape Probe
On September 14, 2020, four upper-caste men allegedly gangraped and assaulted a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras, UP. Eventually, the woman succumbed to her injuries on September 29, 2020 and the incident sparked nationwide outrage and protests. On October 1, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court took suo-moto cognizance ( when the court takes a case on their own) of the Hathras gangrape case. It sought responses from UP’s Director General of Police, Superintendent of Police, District Magistrate, Additional Director General, Law and Order, and other senior officials regarding the case by October 12.
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team reached Hathras on Sunday to investigate the case on the directions of the UP government. It has sought some documents from the local administration. Recently, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case also discovered that a woman with alleged Naxal connections was allegedly masquerading as the late survivor’s sister-in-law. Read more about it here.
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Tarini Gandhiok is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.