The Supreme Court granted CBI two weeks extension to complete its investigation in the road crash which resulted in the Unnao rape survivor being severely injured and two of her relatives dead.
The bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose had passed this order pursuing to the original order and further 14 days extension that was granted to the CBI by the CJI led bench.
The apex court also saw the report submitted by the trial judge seeking more time regarding the progress of the case, as the Supreme Court while transferring the cases from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi had asked the trial judge to give a verdict within 45 days.
The Supreme Court replied to the report submitted by the trial judge said that the trial court can seek time but the trial must be conducted in a free and fair manner, no party should be acquitted on technical grounds.
Another request that was made by the trial judge was to set up a temporary court in AIIMS hospital, New Delhi to record her statements, as the Unnao rape survivor is undergoing her treatment there. The court regarding this request asked the Delhi High Court to make a decision.
The Delhi High Court allowed a temporary court to be set at the Trauma Centre of AIIMS Hospital New Delhi by way of a notification in which it was stated that “Special Judge Dharmesh Sharma shall hold court for recording the testimony of the victim in the premises/building of trauma center of AIIMS in addition to the Tis Hazari District Court Complex during the trial of the cases”.
-India Legal Bureau