SC grants 2 more weeks to CBI to complete Unnao probe

The Supreme Court today 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.

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 apex court also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs 5 lakh interim compensation to the girl’s lawyer for medical expenses.The Court was apprised that the victim’s lawyer continues to be in a critical condition.

The CBI is investigating the accident involving the Unnao rape survivor. On July 28 a truck rammed into the vehicle in which the girl, her counsel and two aunts were travelling to Raebareli.

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