The Supreme Court on Friday said the Unnao rape survivor won’t be airlifted to AIIMS in Delhi after her family said she was unconscious and they want her treatment to continue in Lucknow. It also ordered that the survivor’s uncle, who is jailed in UP’s Rae Bareli, be shifted to Tihar Jail immediately.
The decision comes a day after the apex court set a 45-day deadline for trial in the five cases related to the Unnao rape survivor even as it directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete the probe in the woman’s accident case within a week. The court also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to provide Rs 25 lakh to the rape survivor as interim compensation.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose made it clear that the agency can only seek an extension of an additional seven days for probe in the accident case and that too in exceptional circumstances.
The bench directed that the trial in the main case relating to the rape will have to be completed within 45 days from its commencement.
The court directed that the survivor, her mother, and other family members will be provided security by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and an officer of the level of commandant will file a compliance report forthwith.