Delhi gang-rape case: Court summons five accused on Jan 7

Saturday, January 05, 2013
[GFX ©'s Sketch By Imran Khan] 
New Delhi: In a latest development in the Delhi gang-rape case, a Metropolitan Magistrate's Court on Saturday, took cognisance of the charge sheet filed by Delhi Police against five accused in the brutal gangrape that resulted in death of a 23-year-old girl last week.  

Namrita Aggarwal, Metropolitan Magistrate took cognisance of the charge sheet saying a case of various offences, including those of murder and gang-rape, has been made out against the accused.

After hearing and taking cognisance of the chargesheet the court summoned the five accused on January 7 at 12:30 pm. The case has been forwarded to a designated fast-track court of Saket in Delhi. Throughout the prosecution braveheart will be known as XYZ so as to protect her identity.

“I have perused the charge sheet and other documents. Prima facie offence under sections, 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 376 (2)(g) (gang-rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 395 (dacoity), 396 (murder in dacoity), 394 (hurting in dacoity), 201 (destruction of evidence), 120B (conspiracy), 34 (common intention) and 412 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the IPC is made out against all the accused,” said the metropolitan magistrate.

“I take cognisance of the charge sheet and issue summons/production warrants to all the five accused for January 7,” she added.

The chargesheet, which runs into 1000 pages, was on Thursday filed against five accused, who have been charged with murder, rape and abduction among other charges.

The trial in the case will be in-camera and no public would be allowed during the proceeding.
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