Wednesday, 11 Sep, 11.18 am National Herald

Unnao case: Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar brought to AIIMS to record statement of survivor

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is a key accused in the 2017 Unnao rape case, was on Wednesday brought to the AIIMS to record a statement of the rape survivor in a temporary court set up here.

He was brought along with co-accused Shashi Singh.

District Judge Dharmesh Sharma arrived at the temporary court for recording the statement.

He had on Saturday given directions for setting up a temporary court at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, where the woman is presently admitted following an accident on July 28, after the high court gave him permission on Friday.

The high court had on Friday issued a notification to this effect from the administrative side, which said special judge Sharma, who is conducting trial of the cases, shall record her testimony.

The woman, allegedly raped by expelled Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor, is battling for life after a truck rammed into her car in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli on July 28, killing two of her aunts. Her lawyer was also injured in the accident.

SC also granted more time to CBI to complete its investigation into the July 28 car crash, in which, the survivor's family alleges, was plotted by Kuldeep Sengar to kill her.

The girl was travelling from her hometown Unnao to Raebareli when the car was hit by a speeding truck with its number plate blackened. Girl and her lawyer were critically injured in the incident, in which two of her aunts were killed.

On August 1, apex court shifted the five cases connected with the Unnao rape case to Delhi, assigned a special judge for day-to-day trial and ordered that the trial be completed within 45 days. The court also ordered central security for the family.

with inputs from PTI

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