Relations of the Hathras girl who died after being allegedly gang-raped appeared earlier than the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom on Monday and their lawyer mentioned they needed the case shifted out of Uttar Pradesh. Deposing earlier than the Lucknow bench of the excessive court docket, Hathras District Justice of the Peace Praveen Kumar Laxar mentioned there was no strain from the state authorities to conduct the sufferer’s cremation in the midst of the evening, implying that the native authorities took the controversial determination.
He mentioned the choice was taken because of regulation and order concerns, an argument challenged by the counsel for the sufferer’s household.
Justices Pankaj Mithal and Rajan Roy fastened November 2 as the following date of listening to.
The 19-year-old Dalit girl died at a Delhi hospital a fortnight after she was allegedly raped by 4 upper-caste males at her village in UP’s Hathras district on September 14.
There was outrage over her hurried cremation at her village along with her household claiming that it was towards their needs they usually weren’t even allowed to carry the girl’s physique residence one final time.
The excessive court docket had summoned prime UP administration and police officers in addition to the sufferer’s household to depose earlier than it.
Her dad and mom and three brothers had been introduced amid tight safety to Lucknow on Monday.
The UP Extra Chief Secretary (Dwelling) Awanish Awasthi, Director Basic of Police HC Awasthy and Extra Director Basic (Regulation and Order) Prashant Kumar additionally appeared earlier than the court docket, which had mentioned it was “shocked” by the incident when it issued the summons.
The Hathras District Justice of the Peace and Superintendent of Police Vineet Jaiswal too had been in court docket.
Seema Kushwaha, the counsel for the relations, informed reporters that they needed the case to be transferred out of the state.
“The household needs the case to be transferred to Delhi or Mumbai,” Kushwaha mentioned outdoors the court docket. The household additionally requested that they need to present safety, she mentioned.
In addition they didn’t need the report of the investigation up to now to be made public, in accordance with the lawyer.
Extra Advocate Basic VK Shahi, who represented the state authorities, informed reporters that the following date of listening to has been fastened for November 2.
“On behalf of the federal government, we’ve got filed our affidavit. All relations of the sufferer appeared in court docket, and the court docket questioned them. The court docket questioned Extra Chief Secretary (Dwelling), ADG Regulation and Order and District Justice of the Peace of Hathras,” he mentioned.
On the final rites of the sufferer, he mentioned, “The relations of the sufferer have introduced their facet. Now we have introduced our facet.”
The household’s lawyer mentioned the state authorities had been requested in regards to the hurried cremation they usually cited regulation and order.
She claimed there may be proof that there have been solely 50-60 family and villagers whereas 300-400 police personnel had been deployed, arguing that they may have managed any scenario.
The lawyer mentioned the district’s borders had been additionally sealed and there was no regulation and order subject.
Multi-layered safety was seen outdoors the court docket complicated forward of the court docket listening to.
(With PTI inputs)