The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted CBI 15 more days’ time to complete the probe in the accident case involving Unnao rape victim, family members and his lawyer.
Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta appearing for CBI informed the bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose that due to unconsciousness of the lawyer of the victim, the statement of his couldn’t be recorded and hence the probe agency needed more time to record his statement.
The apex court had taken suo motu cognizance of the letter written by the family of the rape survivor alleging threats from associates close to expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the main accused.
The rape victim and his lawyer Mahendra Singh, who suffered critical fatalities in a road accident happened on July 28 were brought to AIIMS. The two aunts of the rape victim had died in the road accident.
—India Legal Bureau