The Supreme Court of India has ordered to move all the cases related to Unnao rape incident out of Uttar Pradesh. MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been charged under the POCSO act. This notice was released by the Supreme Court at 2 pm today. SC has also provided security for the victim and her lawyer. CRPF has been ordered to provide security to her family.
SC has asked CBI to resolve this matter within a week but CBI said they need at least a month to resolve this case. Supreme Court also ordered CBI to involve their best personnel in this case.
The Uttar Pradesh government, meanwhile, has suspended all three cops that were appointed for the security purpose of the victim. A team of CBI officers arrived at King George’s Medical University in Lucknow this afternoon as they look into 29th July car accident case. Another team of CBI officers was seen entering into the Sitapur Jail where accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been lodged.
Kuldeep Singh Sengar and nine others, including the son in law of a UP minister has been accused of plotting the accident that has hospitalized the survivor. Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been expelled from the BJP party this afternoon.
CJI Gogoi has directed the UP government to pay a compensation of 25 lakhs to the survivor’s family. He also assured a day to day commencement of trial and will complete the trial within 45 days.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Landmark Supreme Court order in Unnao victim case. This will enhance the faith of people in the judiciary and will serve as a lesson to those who make a mockery of law.”