CJI to take up Unnao rape survivor’s letter on threats tomorrow

The Supreme Court, today, took cognizance of a letter written by the Unnao rape survivor alleging threat to her life. A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will take up the letter on Thursday along with a report from the SC registry on the delay in placing it before the CJI.

“The letter has not been placed before me and newspapers flashed that CJI did not act,” Justice Gogoi said.

In the letter to the CJI, the rape survivor, who met with an accident on Sunday, alleged that some people had asked her to take back cases and threatened her. “People came to my house and threatened to take back cases, otherwise whole family will be put in jail in fake cases,” says the letter written on July 12.

The 19-year-old woman and her lawyer were injured and two of her aunts killed in the accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli. She is battling for her life at King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow.

The opposition parties increased pressure on the UP government to act against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the main accused in the rape case.

Meanwhile, the accident case has been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the probe agency registered an FIR against Sengar and 10 others today  morning.

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