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SC transfers Unnao Rape cases out of UP to Delhi
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SC transfers Unnao Rape cases out of UP to Delhi

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The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered to transfer the four cases related to Unnao rape cases out of Uttar Pradesh to Delhi court.

The Supreme Court has also asked CBI officers who involved in Unnao rape victim’s accident case to appear by 12 pm. The top court has directed the investigating CBI officer to give details on the current status of rape case of a teenager in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao and Sunday's car crash in which she has been critically injured.

The Solicitor General has replied that the CBI investigating officer is in Lucknow for the case and will not be able to reach Delhi before 12 noon. “The records of the case cannot be produced before the court at 12 even if they take a flight from Lucknow now, they won't reach the court by 12,” said the Solicitor General.

To this, the CJI has said that the Director of CBI can get the information on phone and depute an official to appear before the court at 12 noon.

The Supreme Court on July 31 had taken suo motu cognisance of a letter written by the family of the Unnao rape case victim on July 12 to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on threats received from the accused persons. But the letter never reached the CJI on time and it only came before him two days ago. The CJI has asked the registry of the Supreme Court to reply on the delay. The court is going to hear the matter of the letter soon.