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Unnao Rape Survivor Accident: BJP Rules Out Conspiracy, Says Authorities Will Hand Over Case To CBI If Family Wishes

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Baghpat MP Dr. Satya Pal Singh has said that if the victim's family wishes CBI intervention in the accident investigation, then the authorities will do so
  • He said that all conspiracy claims were baseless adding that BJP is against criminals both within their party and outside
  • Earlier in the day, BSP Supremo Mayawati alleged that the accident in  Rae Bareli which rendered the victim and her lawyer hospitalized in critical condition seems to be a conspiracy to kill her

Retaliating to Opposition's claims of conspiracy in relation to the Unnao Rape victim's accident in Rae Bareli, Baghpat MP Dr. Satya Pal Singh, on Monday has said that if the victim's family wishes CBI intervention in the accident investigation, then the authorities will do so. He said that all conspiracy claims were baseless adding that BJP is against criminals both within their party and outside.

"All the allegations made by the Opposition parties are baseless. This is BJP and Yogiji's government. BJP has jailed its own councillor in this matter and filed a case on this matter. Just now the UP government has stated that if the survivor's family wishes that the CBI take over the case, then it will do the needful. Our government does not do any bias in this matter for trivial political reasons. We are against criminals whether they belong to our party or elsewhere," he said.

Opposition claims conspiracy, demands probe

Earlier in the day, BSP Supremo Mayawati alleged that the accident in  Rae Bareli which rendered the victim and her lawyer hospitalized in critical condition, while killing her aunts on the spot, seems to be a conspiracy to kill her. 

(In Unnao Rape victim's car Rae Bareli, in the first instance, a conspiracy to kill her with a truck, in which her aunts were killed and she herself and her counsel were severely injured. The Supreme Court must take is vigilant and ensure strict action against the culprits)

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Sunil Saalan said that the party would offer all the support and aid to the victim. He said that 'the high-profile case' needed to be probed further and said that party president Akhilesh Yadav will extend all possible help to the family. 

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Sources report that the CBI has sought details from UP Police about the accident as the victim is the prime witness in the Unnao case. The CBI has reportedly decided to keep a close eye on the investigation of UP police with regards to the accident, as per sources.

Unnao victim's Accident:

Earlier on Sunday, a car in which the survivor of the Unnao rape case, her family and lawyer were traveling was hit by an over-speeding truck in Rae Bareli on Sunday, killing two members while leaving her and her advocate critically injured, police said.

The family was allegedly visiting the Unnao rape victim's uncle,  who is currently in Raebareli jail. The police are currently investigating the circumstance under which the accident has occurred. Sources also report that a truck had allegedly hit the victim's car, and the truck driver has allegedly fled from the site.

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Police investigation:

UP DGP OP Singh, speaking to reporters, assured that the probe into the road accident would be free and fair, and that as per primary information it was purely due to overspeeding of the truck, the driver and owner of which have been arrested. 

In terms of the security not being present, the DGP said that there was no negligence, rather, that the victim had allegedly requested the security personnel to not accompany her because there was a lack of space in her vehicle.

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