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Unnao trial begins victim lawyer airlifted to AIIMS

October 18, 2019

first_imgNew Delhi: The trial in the Unnao cases began on Monday at Tis Hazari court here, where the accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his co-accused Shashi Singh were produced before judge Dharmesh Sharma.While both the accused were to be produced in court at 12:30 pm, some delays resulted in them appearing before the court at 2:00 pm, when the hearing commenced. The court complex in central Delhi was crowded with advocates and reporters, scrambling to get inside the courtroom. Hearing the case, the court ordered that both Sengar and Singh be shifted to Tihar Jail in Delhi. Judge Sharma has set the next date of hearing for Wednesday (August 7).Both of them were brought in from Sitapur jail in Uttar Pradesh on a production warrant issued by the trial court here last week. The court had also asked other accused in the cases to appear before it on Tuesday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Moreover, the Unnao rape victim and her lawyer, who were being treated at Lucknow’s KGMU Hospital were airlifted to AIIMS here on Monday night, after the teenager’s mother approached a Supreme Court bench to make the move. The rape victim’s ambulance was provided a green corridor by Delhi Police, which allowed the ambulance to reach AIIMS in 18 minutes. The victim’s ambulance left T-1 of the Delhi airport at 9 pm to reach the hospital at 9:18 pm. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KLast week, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had ordered that the airlift be provided if the family wanted it. But the rape victim’s family had initially requested the treatment to continue in Lucknow. The Central Bureau of Investigation 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. These four cases relate to the alleged rape of the then minor victim; the arms act case registered against her father; the subsequent custodial death of the rape victim’s father; and the case of gangrape of the victim. These cases were moved to a Delhi court by the Supreme Court of India last week after it took suo moto cognizance of the Unnao rape victim’s accident, which is the fifth Unnao related case being probed by the CBI. The Apex court had also directed the central probe agency to complete its investigation and file a chargesheet in the accident case by August 14. Meanwhile, the special CBI team constituted to complete the probe speedily has taken custody of the driver and cleaner of the truck that hit the Unnao rape victim’s car on last Sunday. Sources said that CBI officials are questioning both of them. They added that the six-member CBI, CFSL team has also been able to gather a lot of forensic evidence relating to the accident. A car in which the Unnao rape survivor, her family, and lawyer were travelling was hit by an over-speeding truck in Raebareli on Sunday, killing two members, leaving her and the advocate critically injured. The truck’s number plates were blackened. The probe team also questioned Sengar in Sitapur jail, collected visitor logs, and spoke to jail officials in connection with the case.last_img

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