Unnao rape case: Judge records survivor’s statement at AIIMS

New Delhi | As per the order of the Delhi High Court, a fast-track court was set up at the AIIMS Delhi where the Unnao rape survivor is currently undergoing treatment.

Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the accused in the case, was brought to the AIIMS from the Tihar jail for the court hearing. Special Judge Dharmesh Sharma held the court inside the trauma centre, where the victim was admitted.

Court recorded the survivor’s statement.

The court directed the in-camera proceedings to be conducted.

The AIIMS administration has also been asked to keep the CCTV switched off, and an experienced nurse has been ordered by stay by her side.

District judge Dharmesh Sharma on September 7, had issued a direction to hold trial proceedings inside the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre. The survivor was said to be in condition to depose after surviving a fatal car accident in Rae Bareli in July.

Special security arrangements were made by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inside the hospital premises where the court for the purpose.

With this facilitation, the victim will be able to depose before the court at AIIMS itself.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 9(6) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, Hon’ble Chief Justice and the Judges of this Court have been pleased to order that Dharmesh Sharma…shall hold court for recording the testimony of the victim premises/building of the Trauma Centre of AIIMS, New Delhi along with Tis Hazari Court during the trial,” the order read.

The apex court has also ordered the trial to be completed within 45 days.

Last month in July, the rape survivor’s vehicle faced an accident which caused the death of two of her aunts and left her girl and her lawyer injured. The family claimed that rape case accused former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar had carried out the alleged attempt-to-murder.

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