Unnao Rape Case: CBI court sends Shashi Singh to 4-day custody

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"The disturbing feature of the case is that the law and order machinery and the government officials were directly in league and under the influence of Kuldeep Singh", a bench of Chief Justice Dilip Bhosale and Justice Sunit Kumar had said on Friday.

Students hold placards during a candle-light protest calling for justice following the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl, in Amritsar on Saturday. The fresh investigation is likely to be taken up by Tuesday, for which documents are being collected from Unnao police, added a source. However, she said given the atmosphere in the area, a fair trial was not possible.

She expressed doubt about the credibility of the probe by the crime branch.

"We have doubts over the investigation and there are reasons for it".

However, the investigating agency could also seek Narco test for the victim, sources said. "We will examine the FIR and chargesheet filed by the UP police previous year to find out if there were any lapses, whether she was sexually assaulted by more men and if there were any attempts from police to save any one", said a senior CBI officer.

Earlier in July, the Himachal Pradesh High Court transferred the two cases to the CBI after the custodial death of Suraj Singh came to light.

"Can you imagine what this (statement in chargesheet of crime branch) means?" The girl in question, reports said, was 17 when the alleged rape was committed. Two days later, police recovered her body from Halaila forests of Kotkhai.

On Saturday morning, the CBI team probing the matter had brought the victim to Lucknow for a medical examination, which was done at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital; subsequently, the sleuths took the victim to the CBI office, where she confronted the accused. Observing that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report showed that the medical officers and police officers were hand in glove with the accused to save them, the court said since these officers have been arrested already why further investigation was needed to arrest the main accused.

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