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SC stays Delhi HC order, trial in Uber rape case

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 10: The Supreme Court here on Tuesday stayed the March 4 Delhi High Court order permitting the repeat cross-examition of the Delhi Uber rape case victim and other witnesses by accused Shiv Kumar Yadav.

The court also stayed the trial court proceedings in the case.

While staying the high court order and the trial court proceedings, the apex court bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice S.A. Bobde directed the evidence recorded in the wake of re-examition of victim and other witnesses after the high court order to be kept in a sealed cover.

Having stayed the proceedings in the case, the court issued notice to Delhi Police and accused Uber driver Yadav.

The court gave them two weeks to respond to the plea by the victim challenging the Delhi High Court order permitting recall of witnesses and their re-examition.

The court order came on a plea by the Delhi Uber rape case victim who has challenged the March 4 Delhi High Court order permitting the recall and re-examition of some of the prosecution witnesses — including the victim herself — by the accused driver after he changed his lawyer.

The victim has challenged the high court order of March 4 that partially allowed accused driver Shiv Kumar Yadav to recall some of the prosecution witnesses, including the victim, for further cross-examition.

Challenging the high court order, the victim contended that the conclusion of the high court that it was Yadav who alone stood to suffer on account of delay, was totally wrong — as it was the victim who suffers the most for having to go through a trial virtually from the beginning all over again. (IANS)

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