The Supreme Court has requested the Uttar Pradesh authorities to file an affidavit on the safety supplied to witnesses within the Hathras gangrape case. 2. The apex court additionally requested if the sufferer’s household has chosen any lawyer.
The court’s response got here on a PIL in search of a CBI probe or a SIT investigation beneath a sitting or former Supreme Court or a High Court decide into the brutal gangrape and homicide of a 19-year-old Dalit lady in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district. The PIL was taken up by a bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian.
The petitioners — social activist Satyama Dubey and advocates Vishal Thakre and Rudra Pratap Yadav — have urged the apex court to move acceptable orders for a good investigation, both by the CBI or the SIT beneath a sitting or retired Supreme Court or High Court decide and switch the case to Delhi as a result of “failure of Uttar Pradesh authorities” in taking motion in opposition to the accused.
1:20 pm | UP authorities will file an affidavit on Thursday on witness safety in Hathras case.
1:15 pm | Supreme Court asks Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, showing for Uttar Pradesh authorities, to tell it how the witnesses within the Hathras case, are being protected. Supreme Court adjourns the matter for subsequent week.
1:10 pm | CJI to Jaising: We are questioning when you even have locus on this felony case. We are solely hearing due to the surprising case. We recognize your presence however we do not need to be misunderstood. We are saying your purchasers might not have any locus.
1:07 pm | CJI says that is surprising and we aren’t denying this. “We are talking about invoking our jurisdiction.”
1:05 pm | Maybe you are not conscious however safety is supplied to the household, SG responds
1:04 pm | Matter ought to be transferred to Delhi, Indira Jaising says in SC
1.03 pm | Indira Jaising: Providing safety to the sufferer’s household is an important factor proper now.
1:02 pm | SG Tushar Mehta (showing for UP govt): We usually are not opposing the PIL. We too need a truthful probe into the case. A younger lady’s dying shouldn’t be sensationalised.
1:00 pm | Hearing begins in Supreme Court
The plea mentions that the sufferer was first raped after which brutally assaulted when she was within the discipline to gather fodder for her cattle, and in keeping with a medical report, her tongue was chopped and her neck bone and again bone was additionally damaged by the accused, who belonged to an higher caste. The sufferer subsequently succumbed to her accidents at Safdarjung hospital in Delhi.
It additionally states that the police had hurriedly cremated the physique, and had maintained that the cremation was being carried out as per the desires of the household, “which is not true” as police personnel themselves lit hearth to the pyre, whereas even media individuals had additionally been banned as per data acquired.
The plea additionally claimed that the police haven’t carried out their duties in direction of the sufferer, and have been, as an alternative, making an attempt to defend the accused individuals. “Because no arrest was made in this matter, the accused persons are moving freely and they have no fear at all…the family of the victim has been victimised by the upper caste persons and no action has been done by the authorities/police officials,” the plea said.