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SC orders transfer of all 5 cases to Delhi; gives CBI a week to complete probe

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the transfer of all five cases registered in connection with the Unnao rape incident from a court in Uttar Pradesh to a court in the national capital.

The accident case in Raebareily is also included in the five cases.

It also directed the CBI to complete within seven days the investigation of the fifth case relating to the accident in which the woman and her lawyer have been critically injured.

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A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi made it clear that the agency can only seek an extension of time for probe in the accident case in exceptional circumstances.

The court summed it up by saying that investigations should be preferably concluded in fifteen days and not later than that.

The day-to-day trial should be completed within 45 days.

The apex court also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to provide Rs 25 lakh to the rape survivor as interim compensation. The court has also ordered to provide CRPF protection to the victim and her family.

All the accused in the five cases can approach the court for modification or cancellation of any order, since it was passed without a court trial.

(With PTI inputs)

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