Hathras Case: SC Affidavit Says The Govt. Claimed That The Victim’s Family Was Present For The Cremation
The Uttar Pradesh government said on Tuesday that it was forced to perform the last rites of the body of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped by four upper caste men on the night of 1 October due to “extraordinary circumstances” Went and was slaughtered. A sequence of illegal events ”. In the Supreme Court affidavit, the government claimed that the victim’s family was present for the cremation and “agreed to appear to avoid further violence”.
The state government also said that despite its “diligent investigation” in the Hathras case, “some false statements started gaining momentum at the behest of some vested interests”. It said that the matter has been recommended to be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to ensure that no person can make false and false statements with implicit selfish misdeeds.
The apex court on Tuesday has decided to hear a writ petition seeking an inquiry into the alleged rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman by four upper-caste men by the CBI or a Special Investigation Team (SIT). A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramaniam will hear the matter later in the afternoon.
The petitioners also want the trial to be shifted to Delhi. In the wake of the Hathras case, the Uttar Pradesh Police has registered 21 cases across the state, of which only six have been reported in the district. The FIR is against attempts to “incite caste and communal tensions and discredit the state government” by using social media platforms and public meetings.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath lodged the FIR on Monday, a day after he accused his government of “conspiring” to “incite caste and communal riots”. In a statement, the state DGP said an FIR was lodged against individuals and organizations for forwarding fake information to incite people and for violating Section 144 CRPC and Covid-19 guidelines among other charges.