Unnao Accident Case: Court to Consider Charge Sheet on 19 October

On 28 July, a car carrying the Unnao rape survivor met with an accident that killed her two aunts and injured her.

Updated14 Oct 2019, 04:46 PM IST
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A Delhi court on Monday, 14 October, said that it would consider on 19 October whether to take cognisance of the charge sheet filed by the CBI in the Unnao rape survivor accident case in which two aunts of the woman were killed, according to a lawyer, PTI reported.

The charge sheet, filed before a Lucknow court on 11 October, was sent to the court of District Judge Dharmesh Sharma on Monday, the lawyer said.

This court has been set up to conduct the trial in all the five related cases transferred from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi on the orders of the Supreme Court.

No Murder Charge in CBI Charge Sheet

The CBI had dropped murder charges against expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his associates in its first charge sheet in the Unnao rape survivor accident case.

In the first charge sheet filed before a special CBI court in Lucknow, the agency charged Sengar and all other accused named in the FIR under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and criminal intimidation.

Ashish Kumar Pal, the driver of the truck which rammed into the car, has been charged under IPC sections related to causing death by negligence, causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others and rash driving or riding on a public way.

The Unnao Accident Case

On 28 July, a car carrying the Unnao rape survivor collided with a truck in Raebareli while they were on their way to meet her uncle in a jail, killing her two aunts and critically injuring the survivor and her lawyer, Mahendra Singh.

The woman’s family alleged that Sengar and his men were behind the collision.

The CBI, in its FIR, later booked Sengar and nine others namely Manoj Singh Sengar, Vinod Mishra, Hari Pal Singh, Navin Singh, Komal Singh, Arun Singh, Gyanendra Singh, Rinku Singh, Advocate Awadhesh Singh, under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder and criminal intimidation.

The survivor was discharged from AIIMS in Delhi on 25 September, where she had been moved to from Lucknow’s KGMU hospital following the accident. The family is under CRPF security, as per the Supreme Court's order.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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Published: 11 Oct 2019, 04:21 PM IST
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