SC to probe delay in replying to Unnao rape victim's family

SC to probe delay in replying to Unnao rape victim's family

Published01 Aug 2019, 10:12 AM IST
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Rae Bareli: The truck that rammed into a car carrying Unnao rape survivor and her relatives in Rae Bareli on July 28, 2019. On Sunday, the rape victim, who had accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar of raping her in 2017, was travelling to Rae Bareli with her lawyer Mahendra Singh and two relatives when a truck hit them. Both the rape victim and the lawyer have been on life support since the accident while the two other woman in the car, including one who was a witness to the crime, died. (Photo: IANS)
Rae Bareli: The truck that rammed into a car carrying Unnao rape survivor and her relatives in Rae Bareli on July 28, 2019. On Sunday, the rape victim, who had accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar of raping her in 2017, was travelling to Rae Bareli with her lawyer Mahendra Singh and two relatives when a truck hit them. Both the rape victim and the lawyer have been on life support since the accident while the two other woman in the car, including one who was a witness to the crime, died. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered an inquiry to ascertain if negligence by officials in the Registry led to delay in the letter written by the Unnao rape victim's family from reaching the Chief Justice.
The inquiry will be conducted by the court's Secretary General, under the supervision of a sitting judge nominated by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
The Registry told the Bench headed by the Chief Justice that every month the department received nearly 5,000 applications. Due to this, screening of important letters or applications often consumed a lot of time.
The Secretary General informed the bench that in July the department got nearly 6,000 applications.
Since 1998, a screening process has been adopted. The Registry wasn't aware of the name of the victim in this case, said the Secretary General.
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