Unnao: SC gives 2 weeks to CBI to probe accident

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The Supreme Court on Monday gave two weeks further time to the CBI to complete its investigation into the July 28 road accident which claimed lives of two aunts of Unnao rape victim and left herself and her lawyer critically injured.

A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose also ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to pay a compensation of Rs five lakh to the injured lawyer, who has been shifted to AIIMS here, along with the 19-year-old victim.

The CBI, which was earlier granted 14 days maximum time to finish its probe, sought further four weeks on the ground that the statements of the victim and the lawyer were yet to be recorded for investigation as both remained unable to do so due to their critical status.

After going through a status report, the court recorded that the CBI has done an extensive investigation but some loose ends were to be tied up and electronic evidence and other materials to be collated. 

The bench finally granted the CBI time only till September 6.

It had on August 1 passed an ex-parte interim order for transferring cases involving expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar to Delhi. It had given the CBI maximum a fortnight to finish the accident case probe.

It also directed for completing the trial related to the rape case, within 45 days. The court had also provided CRPF security to the victim and her family members and directed the UP government to pay a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to her.

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