SC directs UP Government to provide compensation of ₹25 Lakh to Unnao rape survivor

Supreme court today has directed the transfer of all five cases in connection with Unnao case from court in Uttar Pradesh to court in national capital. Court also directed set a 45-day deadline for trial in the five cases related to the Unnao rape survivor even as it directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete the probe in the woman’s accident case within a week.

The court also directed UP government to provide compensation of 25 lakh to rape survivor. The court directed that the survivor, her mother, and other family members will be provided security by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and an officer of the level of commandant will file a compliance report forthwith.

The court will hear the case again on Friday during which it will also hear a plea moved on behalf of the survivor’s uncle, who has been lodged in a jail in Raebareli, to be shifted to a jail in the capital. His wife was also in the car involved in the accident and had died in a mishap in Raebareli district.

Her mortal remains were brought to the village in Subeha area from Lucknow amid tight security. The last rites were performed by her son in the presence of her two daughters.

A speeding truck had on Sunday hit the car in which the rape victim was travelling, killing her two aunts and leaving her and a lawyer critically injured.

The CBI, which has taken over the investigation into the road accident, has booked 10 people for murder, including BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who was expelled today by the BJP and is already in jail, charged with the rape of the Unnao woman when she was a minor in 2017.

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