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Ram Das Athawale meets victim's family, promises monetary help of Rs5 lakh

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who is appearing for Uttar Pradesh government, to inform how the witnesses in the the Hathras case are being protected.

By Harshit Sabarwal | Updated: Oct 07, 2020 06:37 IST
Ram Das Athawale meets victim's family, promises monetary help of Rs5 lakh

It has been over three weeks since India witnessed the gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl in the Bul gargi village of Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras. The victim was initially admitted to a hospital in Aligarh and was moved to the Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi where she breathed her last on September 29.

What followed after this incident was the cremation of the victim by the UP Police without the family’s consent, visits to the victim’s family in the Hathras village by Opposition leaders such as Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and many others.

Anger against the establishment in Uttar Pradesh-which is headed by the BJP was seen in the form of protests and justice marches across the country.

Meanwhile, in a major development, The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking directions for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the Hathras case. The apex court Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who is appearing for the state government, to inform how the witnesses in the case are being protected.

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03:25 PM IST

Ram Das Athawale meets victim's family and promises monetary help of 5 lakh

Union minister of state for Social Justice Ram Das Athawale meets victim's family and promises monetary help of 5 lakh.

02:27 PM IST

Sitaram Yechury, D Raja and Vrinda Karat reach Hathras village

CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI General Secretary D Raja and CPIM Polit Bureau member Vrinda Karat reach Hathras village to meet victim's family. The three-member delegation sought judicial probe into the matter. They asked Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to deliver justice.

02:06 PM IST

CM should’ve shown decency to call incident a tragedy, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday by saying that chief minister Yogi Adityanath should have had the decency to call the incident in Hathras a 'tragedy', reports PTI.

01:46 PM IST

4 with PFI links held on way to Hathras: UP Police

Four people with links to fundamentalist organisation, the Popular Front of India (PFI), were apprehended, while they were on way to Hathras, Uttar Pradesh Police said on Monday, reports ANI.

01:45 PM IST

NCW sends notices to Amit Malviya, Digvijay Singh and Swara Bhasker for revealing identity of victim

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought explanation from BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya, Congress leader Digvijay Singh and actor Swara Bhasker for allegedly revealing the identity of Hathras victim on Twitter. The Commission has also asked them to immediately remove these posts and refrain from sharing such posts in future, reports PTI.

01:23 PM IST

Supreme Court asks S-G Tushar Mehta to inform how witnesses are being protected

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who is appearing for Uttar Pradesh government, to inform it how the witnesses in the the Hathras case, are being protected. It further said that the matter has been adjourned for next week, reports ANI.

01:20 PM IST

Don’t want repetitive arguments in court, SC tells lawyers

The Supreme Court told that it is a horrible incident and requested lawyers to not put repetitive arguments in the court, reports PTI.

01:05 PM IST

Narratives after narratives being spread in case: UP govt to Supreme Court

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday claimed that narratives after narratives are being spread in the Hathras case adding this needs to be stopped, reports PTI.

12:45 PM IST

SC begins hearing a PIL seeking CBI or SIT probe

The Supreme Court has started hearing a hearing a PIL seeking CBI or SIT probe, monitored by a sitting or retired Supreme Court or High Court Judge and to transfer the case from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi, reports ANI.

12:44 PM IST

The entire family was targetted by Uttar Pradesh administration, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his third day of Kheti Bachao Yatra- a rally organised to protest against the Centre's farm laws said that the Hathras victim's entire family was targetted by Uttar Pradesh administration, but PM didn't say a word on the issue.

12:39 PM IST

Rape victim cremated at night to avoid large scale violence

the UP government filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning where it stated that the 19-year-old was cremated at night to avoid large scale violence in the morning.

12:38 PM IST

UP govt asks for Supreme Court monitored CBI probe

The Uttar Pradesh government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking directions for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged gang-rape and murder of a Dalit girl in Hathras district, reports ANI.

12:30 PM IST

Hathras Live Updates: 'Vicious campaign' to defame state govt, UP govt before SC

The Uttar Pradesh government in its affidavit stated that a "vicious campaign" has been unleashed to defame the state government. It explains in detail the investigation carried out so far in the case and says that vested interests are attempting to ascribe motive to derail a fair probe, reports ANI.

First published: Oct 06, 2020 11:16 IST