The Supreme Court has 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. CBI’s demand for four weeks to investigate was rejected by the Court.
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 Rs 5 lakh to the lawyer, who is in a critical condition.
The CBI is probing if there was any conspiracy behind the accident of the rape survivor. She is still in a critical condition at a Lucknow hospital.
The rape survivor met with a deadly accident on July 28, when the car in which she was travelling, collided with a truck while she was on her way from Unnao to Rae Bareli.
Kuldeep Sengar is accused of raping a girl at his residence in Unnao district in 2017 when she was 17 years old.