Why a letter written by the Unnao rape victim’s mother to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, apprehending threat to her life, was not placed before him. The Supreme Court has reportedly sought a report from its secretary general on this matter.
“Unfortunately, the letter is yet to see the light of the day and yet the newspapers flashed it as if I have read the letter,” Justice Gogoi said reported PTI .
The CJI also said that such cases are a reflection of the ‘destructive volatile environment’ and are a setback to the Supreme Court’s constructive steps.
More than two weeks before she was seriously injured in an accident on July 28, the Unnao rape survivor’s mother had written a letter to the CJI seeking action against those “who are making threats” to her and her family.
“People came to my house and issued threats asking me to take back cases. Otherwise, the whole family will be put in jail in fake cases,” reads the letter written to CJI Ranjan Gogoi on July 12.
The observations came when senior lawyer V Giri, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae in child rape cases, sought urgent listing of the Unnao rape case.
The court also asked the Uttar Pradesh authorities to file a status report by Thursday on the accident of the Unnao rape case victim.
The 19-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped two years ago by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence in Unnao, was critically injured in a car crash.