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Uber rape-case: Senior advocate Gonsalves welcomes SC ruling

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Mumbai, Sept.10 (ANI): Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to set aside an order to re-examine the victim and a dozen other witnesses in the Uber cab rape case and expressed hope that justice would now be meted out to the girl.

“We are very happy about the Supreme Court’s ruling. The High Court order had caused a lot of injustice to the girl particularly,” said Gonsalves.

He also expressed the need for a law that would stop merciless re-examining of rape victims.

The Supreme Court has set aside an order to re-examine the victim and a dozen other witnesses in the Uber cab rape case, underlining the accused driver sought to abuse the judicial process.

Lifting the stay on the trial proceedings, the bench also directed the trial court to expeditiously conclude the case without further delaying it.

The apex court held there was no valid ground to recall the victim and other witnesses and that the counsel for the accused had already been given opportunity in accordance with the law to examine them. (ANI)