BJP suspends rape accused MLA
August 2, 2019
The Supreme Court of India has ordered that all the cases pertaining to the Unnao rape case be transferred to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh.
The court has also ordered the CBI- Central Bureau of Investigation to complete the investigation of the accident case involving the Unnao rape survivor within seven days.
The court has also asked CBI officers and Solicitor General to be present during the next hearing of the matter.
The court took up the matter after the rape survivor met with an accident just fifteen days after she had written a letter to the Supreme Court saying that her life was in danger.
In her letter the teenaged rape survivor had stated that people associated with the rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar were threatening her and her family. The car she was travelling in was hit by a truck on 28 July. Two female relatives of the girl died in the accident while she and her lawyer were gravely injured.
The latest updates claim that condition of the Unnao-rape survivor and her lawyer is now stable.
Meanwhile BJP has expelled MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, after growing pressure and criticism from all corners. He has been jailed but will continue to be an MLA until he is proven guilty in the court.
CBI has filed murder and conspiracy charges against Sengar and about 30 of his men recently and investigation is in progress.
Social media users have welcomed the intervention by Supreme Court of India in the case.
"Wow...finally Supremo of judicial system in India #supremecourt is going to hear about #unnao victims latter which has been received months back. This is how our country ,law and government protects a women.instade of bringing law for only a community make some fast track law," tweeted Tehmeena Rayees
Another user Rahul Kr Gupta tweeted,"Thanks to Hon'ble #SupremeCourt Of #India, that #Unnao Rape case has been transferred to #Delhi as it's clear @Uppolice is weak, pathetic & sold out to the #UttarPradeshGovt & has been pressurized by @BJP4UP by protecting this AssHole MLA #Rapist."