Unnao Cases Transferred To Delhi, CBI To Complete Probe In Seven Days
Few days after the girl who accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar met with an accident, the party not only expelled him but the case is also now transferred to the national capital Delhi. Five cases of crime committed against the Unnao rape survivor have been transferred to Delhi and CJI ordered the Uttar Pradesh Government to pay the survivor an interim compensation of Rs 25 lakhs.
The bench led by Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi ordered that the trial be held on a day to day basis and that it should be completed within 45 days. Four of these cases include:
- Rape of Minor on June 4, 2017
- Custodial death of her father, who was beaten before being taken into custody
- False case plotted against her father by conspiring police officials
- The second instance of gang rape of survivor within a week of the first one on June 11, 2017
The fifth case against the MLA concerns the accident of the survivor on July 28 when a speeding truck crashed into the 19-year-old survivor’s car. The SC has ordered the CBI to complete the accident probe in seven days.
The court has also ordered for the protection of the girl and her family by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Since the family was not well off financially, amicus curiae V. Giri asked for the government to provide compensation
Accused Expelled From BJP Amidst Outrage
One year after the accused was charged with raping a minor girl, the party finally expelled him on Thursday. The entire nation came together not only to support the survivor but also asked to sack Sengar. The woman’s family has also accused that the road accident which killed the survivor’s aunts and led her to a hospital ICU room, fighting for life, was actually plotted by the MLA and his associates. The family also alleged that his associates have threatened them a number of times.
“The BJP has expelled MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar from the party,” said Chandra Mohan, state spokesperson of the BJP, in the evening. Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh confirmed to news agency ANI that the “central leadership” of the party had expelled the rape accused lawmaker.
CBI To Complete The Probe In Accident Case In Next Seven Days
The court has directed the CBI to complete the probe in the accident case in the next seven days. However, the court also said that CBI can take yet another week, but under no circumstances shall the probe extend beyond that. The CBI, represented by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, initially sought a month’s time to complete the probe. “A month? You have seven days… you do what you have to do within that time,” Chief Justice Gogoi retorted.
“What is happening in this country? You want the Supreme Court to follow statutes to order compensation?” the CJI said. The court finally fixed Rs 25 lakh as the interim compensation.
The court has also ordered for the protection of the girl and her family by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Since the family was not well off financially, amicus curiae V. Giri asked for the government to provide compensation, to which the Uttar Pradesh government protested saying that it would pay compensation as per the ‘statute’ only. “What is happening in this country? You want the Supreme Court to follow statutes to order compensation?” the CJI said. The court finally fixed Rs 25 lakh as the interim compensation.
The court also ordered for a team of doctors to check the medical condition of the survivor and her lawyer and also to find out if they need to be airlifted to AIIMS Delhi for treatment.