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SC hearing on Uber rape case likely today

The Supreme Court is likely to hear the Uber rape case on Thursday after the victim challenged the Delhi HC ruling against recall of witnesses.



New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to hear the Uber rape case on Thursday after the victim challenged the Delhi HC ruling against recall of witnesses.

The Delhi HC had earlier permitted the accused driver of Uber cab rape case to recall and examine 13 prosecution witnesses including the victim.

The Delhi Police has sought dismissal of the high court order on the ground that it would further cause harassment to the victim.

The apex court had on March 10 stayed the high court order allowing the taxi driver, who has been facing trial for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman in an Uber cab here, to recall and re-examine 13 witnesses, including the victim.

The victim, in her appeal, said that the high court order amounts to re-trial of the case.

Her counsel had said the accused has wrongly been allowed to recall and re-examine witnesses and it will create further agony for the victim and will also delay the trial.

On March 4, the Delhi HC had allowed recall of 13 prosecution witnesses, including the victim in Uber cab rape case, on the plea of the accused driver and said their cross examination will be carried out on a day-to-day basis.

(With Agency Inputs)

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