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CBI puts Hathras Case FIR on Website, removes within hours sensing Violation of Supreme Court Rules.

Team SoOLEGAL 14 Oct 2020 3:15pm

CBI puts Hathras Case FIR on Website, removes within hours sensing Violation of Supreme Court Rules.

The Supreme Court of India had ordered that the FIRs that have been filed for rape and sexual assault cases, including the ones against minors should not be put up by police in any public domain. But the FIR filed in the Hathras rape case was put up by CBI on their official website, although it was deleted later, but the media statement still remains available on the website.

Inspite of the direction given by a judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Madan B. Lokur in December, 2018 that print and electronic media does not have the right to post or reveal the names/identities of the victims of rape or sexual assault cases even in any remote manner, the FIR filed in Hathras rape case was put up in the public domain hiding the name and identity of the victim with white ink, although it was decided to put down to avoid controversies. This decision of the Supreme Court to not allow police to put up posts identifying the victims on the public domain came up when the court was hearing petitions filed against rape and murder of a paramedic student in New Delhi in December, 2012 to promote women’s safety all over the country.

The CBI officials reported that they took over the Hathras rape case from the U.P. police, where a young Dalit girl was gang raped and murdered in a village named Hathras in U.P. after they filed an FIR under IPC sections related to gang rape and murder, and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The case was further assigned to the Ghaziabad unit of CBI with a special team to investigate the crime.

The 19 year old young girl who was heavily injured, passed way in a hospital in Delhi and later the incident was covered up by a fast cremation of the victim which was ordered by the U.P. district administration. Later, the Uttar Pradesh government requested for CBI’s intervention to investigate the case.



Tagged: Hathras Case   Supreme Court Rules   sexual assault cases   CBI   Justice Madan B. Lokur   U.P. police   IPC sections   Uttar Pradesh government  
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