Unnao rape case: Trial begins inside trauma centre, court bans audio-video recording

SUKIRTI MISHRA 11/09/2019 12:58 PM

New Delhi. Abiding by the directions of Delhi court, a judge has reached the AIIMS, New Delhi to record the statement of the Unnao rape survivor in the case of alleged sexual assault by expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in 2017. As per the reports, accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar along with co-accused Shashi Singh has also been taken to AIIMS for the hearing. 

According to the court's direction, the temporary court will conduct 'in-camera' proceedings at AIIMS for recording the statement of the Unnao rape survivor. The 'in-camera' proceedings are not open to the public and the press. 
District Judge Dharmesh Sharma, who arrived at AIIMS Wednesday morning, had directed on September 7 to set up a temporary court at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, where the woman is currently admitted following the July 28 accident, after the high court nod. 

No audio, visual recording

The court declared there will be no audio or video recording of the deposition and requested the Medical Superintendent to ensure that CCTV cameras installed inside the seminar hall are switched off during the proceedings. The authorities were asked to ensure that the woman does not come face to face with the accused. 
"The survivor shall be brought on a stretcher/trolley and shall be stationed at the right side of the dais in the seminar hall so that she faces the court and not the counsel for the parties. The proceedings shall be 'In Camera' and no other public person shall be allowed to enter into the seminar hall/court without the permission of this court," it had said. 



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