Court seeks status report on security of Unnao rape victim

first_imgNew Delhi: Continuing with the Unnao trial on a day-to-day basis as per the directives of the Supreme Court, a Delhi court on Tuesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to submit a status report on the security arrangements being provided to the Unnao rape victim, her family, and other witnesses in the case.Principal sessions judge Dharmesh Sharma, in whose court the cases are being tried, also asked the central probe agency for a report on the boarding and lodging arrangements in place for the family members of the rape victim, who was just last night airlifted to AIIMS here from Lucknow. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Tis Hazari court here had on Monday started hearing the Unnao cases and ordered that the main accused in the rape case – expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his associate Shashi Singh – be shifted to Tihar jail in the Capital. The cases were shifted to the Delhi court after the Apex court had taken suo moto cognizance of the 19-year-old rape victim’s accident, that landed her and her lawyer in critical condition, killing two of her aunts. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe rape victim’s car was hit by a truck in a head-on collision on a highway in Raebareily district. The truck’s number plates were blackened. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had last week ordered the CBI to complete its probe in the accident case and file a chargehseet by August 14 and asked that the four other cases be tried in a Delhi court. The CBI has already filed a chargesheet against Sengar and Singh for the rape of the teenager and another chargehseet against the expelled BJP leader’s brother, Atul Sengar for the murder of the Unnao rape victim’s father, who was killed in custody of UP Police. Out of the total five cases related to the Unnao rape, four have been shifted to the Capital, to be tried in the court of the principal sessions judge.last_img read more