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UP Government Asked by the Apex Court to File Witness Protection Plan in Hathras Gangrape Case

Lawstreet Journal 7 Oct 2020 8:13pm

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A bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna & Justice V. Ramasubramanium asked the UPs BJP government to file an affidavit stipulating a Witness Protection Plan for the family and witnesses of the 19-year old victim who was allegedly gang-raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras District of Uttar Pradesh.

It also asked Solicitor General who appeared of the State of UP to find out that whether the victim’s family had chosen lawyer for their representation. The apex court further asked suggestions from all the parties as to how to make the Allahabad High Court proceedings more relevant. The UP government before pleaded to order a CBI inquiry to ensure an impartial investigation. 

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that there are many narratives in the public domain and the court should supervise investigation so that the meaning of investigation is not lost. Further Indira Jaising urged the court to provide protection under the provisions of the SC-ST Act and to this, the court asked the Senior Advocates locus in the present case. 

When Advocate Prateek Kumar Yadav said that he was appearing for the women in the society at large and to this CJI said “Please understand that we are in no way condoning the incident, it is horrible incident but the question is how many similar arguments should we hear? Please understand that there is no need to duplicate concerns in the court of law. Court of law need not hear the same… Continue Reading...

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