Hathras rape case: SC reserves order on safety for sufferer’s household, monitoring probe and shifting of trial : The Tribune India

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New Delhi, October 15

The Supreme Court docket on Thursday reserved its order on a lot of pleas in search of safety for sufferer’s household and shifting of trial to Delhi within the Hathras rape case.

A 3-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde additionally reserved its verdict on which court docket ought to monitor the investigation – the Supreme Court docket or the Allahabad Excessive Court docket.

The Uttar Pradesh Authorities has already really useful a CBI probe into the case even because it denied that the 19-year-old Dalit girl was raped by 4 males in Hathras on September 14.

The girl had died on September 29 at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital throughout therapy and her physique was cremated at night time close to her residence on September 30.

Whereas listening to a PIL on the difficulty, CJI Bobde had on October 6 termed the incident as “surprising, extraordinary and horrible” and requested the UP Authorities to spell out if a witness safety plan was in place and if the household had employed an advocate.

On Thursday, Solicitor Basic Tushar Mehta advised the court docket on behalf of the state authorities that a three-fold safety mechanism was in place for the sufferer’s household and witnesses. He stated the sufferer’s household had engaged advocate Seema Kushwaha to symbolize them.

As a number of the petitioners and intervenors demanded deployment of CRPF, as a substitute of state police, senior advocate Harish Salve, representing the UP DGP, stated the court docket ought to file that it was not a mirrored image on the state police.

Mehta wished the highest court docket to watch the probe however the court docket hinted that the Excessive Court docket ought to do it.

As advocate Aparna Bhat, representing activist Teesta Setalvad, tried to make submissions, Mehta stated, “Nobody needs to be allowed to gather funds within the title of the sufferer.”

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