CJI Ranjan Gogoi also asked the Secretary-General to explain why there was a delay in placing the letter before it. (File Photo)
Unnao rape survivor’s letter to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will be taken up by the Supreme Court tomorrow. The letter dated July 12 had chilling details of how the family and associates of prime accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar was intimidating the girl for an out-of-court settlement. The top court has also sought status report from the Uttar Pradesh authorities in Unnao rape case. The matter has been listed for hearing on Thursday. Reacting to the letter, the Chief Justice of India said that, “unfortunately, the letter is yet to see the light of the day and newspapers flashed the news as if I have read it.” Gogoi also asked the Secretary-General to explain why there was a delay in placing the letter before it. The Chief Justice of India said that 'will try to do something constructive in this destructive atmosphere.'
News Nation had reported on Tuesday that the Unnao rape survivor and her family had written to the Chief Justice of India days before the deadly crash. The letter revealed a systematic harassment by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his associates forcing them for an out-of-court settlement. The letter, a copy of which is with News Nation, showed how Sengar’s brother Manoj Singha and two other men came to the survivor’s house. The parked the car outside and started shouting the threats to the girl’s family, the letter said. In the letter, the family alleged that Sengar brother had said that, “we have bought the judge, who will ensure that Kuldeep Sengar and Shashi Singh will be out on bail. We will file fake cases and you will rot in jail.”
Almost a fortnight after the letter, the girl and her family members met with a deadly car crash in Rae Bareli on Sunday. In the letter, Sengar and his men had warned the survivor and her family that, “you still have time, opt for out-of-court settlement for your own well-being.” According the letter, the family had also submitted the proofs to the Chief Justice. News Nation is not reproducing the letter as it will harm the privacy of the girl and her family in the sensitive gangrape case. At present, the 19-yuear-old is battling for her life at Lucknow trauma centre. The doctors say that next 24 hours will be crucial for her. The condition of her lawyer, who was also injured in the Sunday car crash, remains critical.