SC grants CBI 2 more weeks to complete probe in Unnao rape survivor's accident
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.
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 ₹5 lakh to the lawyer, who is in a critical condition.
On July 28, the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer suffered critical injuries and two of her aunts were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck in Raebareli.
The CBI, which took over the investigation into the accident, has booked 10 people for murder, including Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is already in jail, charged with the rape of the woman in 2017 when she was a minor.
The rape survivor on August 5 was airlifted to New Delhi following Supreme Court directives in this regard. A Delhi court on August 9 framed charges against Sengar, who was expelled from BJP after the accident, for allegedly raping the minor in 2017.