The Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Friday ordered that the transfer of accident case of Unnao rape survivor to Delhi be kept in abeyance for 15 days and will be heard in Lucknow until then.
It was on Thursday when the apex court had shifted the five cases related to Unnao rape to Delhi and had assigned a special judge to hear the matter on a daily basis.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today urged the apex court not to shift the accident case to Delhi as one of the arrested accused in the case has to be presented before a Judicial Magistrate in Lucknow.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta represented the CBI in the court and said, “the court must not transfer the accident case to Delhi till the probe is complete.”
Earlier, the Supreme Court had also ordered for the transfer of the rape survivor’s uncle from Rae Bareli jail to Tihar jail in Delhi.
The victim’s uncle is serving a 10-year jail term in an old case. The court also ordered the media not to reveal the rape survivor’s identity directly or indirectly, as the court was informed that some old clips of the girls with her family is being broadcasted.
Chief Justice was also informed that the UP government has paid Rs 25 lakh compensation to the family and that the CRPF has been deployed in their security.
The CBI has registered a case against MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and nine other accused under criminal conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder and criminal intimidation in the accident case.
The Unnao district administration also cancelled three arms licences which belonged to the rape and murder accused MLA Kuldeep Sengar.
Unnao DM Devendra Kumar Pandey ordered the cancellation of Sengar’s arms license after the rape survivor’s family urged this in a plea.