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CJI denies not taking action on Unnao rape victim’s letter, asks secretary-general why the letter wasn’t placed before him

The CJI had sought a report from the Supreme Court registry as to why the July 12 letter by the Unnao rape victim was not placed before him. He has given a weeks time to the registry to respond

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has dismissed reports saying that the CJI failed to take any action on the letter written to him by the Unnao rape victim. He has asserted that the letter dated July 12 was never placed before him. However, he has assured that he will try to do something constructive in this case.

On Wednesday, the CJI had sought a report from the Supreme Court registry as to why the letter by the Unnao rape victim was not placed before him. He has given a week time to the registry to respond.

The Unnao rape victim had written to the CJI on July 12, fifteen days prior to the tragic road accident she met with on July 29, about the threats she was allegedly receiving from Kuldeep Sengar’s men.

In the letter, she had cited threat and intimidation and had urged the CJI to take prompt action against those involved.

Alleging that some people had come to her house and threatened her and her family with dire consequences, the survivor had written, “Take action against those who are making threats. People came to my house and threatened to take back cases, otherwise, the whole family will be put in jail in fake cases”, the survivor wrote on July 12.

Former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar is the prime accused in the high profile rape case. The case pertains to how the victim was lured and raped by a host of people, including the BJP MLA and how co-ordinated and meticulous schemes were hatched to silent the victim and intimidate her relatives by framing them in police cases based on flippant charges.

On Sunday, the victim of the Unnao rape case was travelling to Rae Bareli with her two aunts, and her lawyer Mahendra Singh when their vehicle was hit by a truck, rendering them critically injured. The vehicle collided with a truck going in the opposite direction towards Lalganj in UP. The victim is now battling for her life.

Two of her aunts were killed in the accident while her lawyer also sustained serious injuries. The woman’s family has filed a complaint alleging “conspiracy” behind the car crash.

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