Hathras Gang Rape Case: Allahabad HC Refuses to Stay Trial in Special Court


A bench of Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Jaspreet Singh passed the order on a PIL which the court had suo motu registered after the incident in September 2020. (File photo/ANI)

A bench of Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Jaspreet Singh handed the order on a PIL which the courtroom had suo motu registered after the incident in September 2020. (File photograph/ANI)

The Lucknow bench of the excessive courtroom, nevertheless, saved it open for the CBI to hunt switch of the trial if it so needed.

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  • Last Updated:August 29, 2021, 22:42 IST
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The Allahabad High Court has declined to remain the trial within the case of gang rape and homicide of a younger girl in Hathras being performed by a particular courtroom within the district or transfer it to elsewhere. The Lucknow bench of the excessive courtroom, nevertheless, saved it open for the CBI to hunt switch of the trial if it so needed.

A bench of Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Jaspreet Singh handed the order on a PIL which the courtroom had suo motu registered after the incident in September 2020. In compliance with the order handed by the excessive courtroom on March 19, 2021, two stories on behalf of the CRPF and the District Judge of Hathras who’s the presiding officer of the particular SC/ST courtroom have been filed earlier than the bench with regard to the alleged incident of extending menace to the girl’s lawyer within the Hathras courtroom on March 5, 2021 and alleged disturbance induced to the presiding officer in the middle of trial.

Taking the stories on information, the bench stated, “Having perused the reports and the statements annexed therewith, without mentioning the details contained therein considering the sensitive nature of the case, suffice it to say, as of now, we do not find any reason to stay the proceedings of the case pending before the Special Court (SC/ST Act), Hathras nor for that matter to transfer the same elsewhere.” The bench additionally famous that the plea of transferring the case elsewhere was made orally by the girl’s counsel on the final date and that there was no written request.

Considering that CBI lawyer Anurag Singh had apprised the bench that the premier investigation company was keen to hunt switch of the trial elsewhere however has not finished so until date, the bench noticed, “This order would be without prejudice to any application for transfer of trial which may be filed by the CBI, if it is otherwise maintainable.” The order was handed final week and its copy was made accessible on Sunday. The bench had taken suo motu cognizance of the incident, particularly the inhuman and indecent cremation of the girl, and began monitoring the case as an entire after an order of the Supreme Court.

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