Unnao rape survivor accident: Supreme Court grants two more weeks to CBI to complete ongoing investigation

  • The Supreme Court on Monday granted two more weeks' time to the CBI to complete the ongoing investigation in Unnao rape survivor's accident

  • A bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose extended the time for completing the probe after the CBI moved an application seeking four more weeks on the ground

  • The bench also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay five lakh rupees to the lawyer, who is in a critical condition

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday granted two more weeks' time to the CBI to complete the ongoing investigation in a road accident case in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer have sustained critical injuries.

 Unnao rape survivor accident: Supreme Court grants two more weeks to CBI to complete ongoing investigation

File image of the Supreme Court. AP

A bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose extended the time for completing the probe after the CBI moved an application seeking four more weeks on the ground that the statements of the rape survivor and her lawyer have not been recorded so far.

The bench also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay five lakh rupees to the lawyer, who is in a critical condition.

The CBI on Saturday sought a week's time from a Delhi court to complete its investigation and file a status report in the 2017 Unnao gangrape case, one of four related cases transferred by the Supreme Court from Uttar Pradesh.

The submission was made before District Judge Dharmesh Sharma who was hearing the case in which Shubham Singh, Naresh Tiwari and Brajesh Singh Yadav are the accused.

The woman was allegedly raped by expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and the three men in two different incidents in 2017 when she was a minor. A separate rape case has been registered against Sengar in which the trial commenced on Friday.

During Saturday's hearing in the gangrape case, senior Public Prosecutor Ashok Bhartendu, appearing for the CBI, said the matter is still under investigation and they will file a report very shortly.

Updated Date: Aug 19, 2019 11:55:26 IST