New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday directed its Secretary General to inquire whether there was any “lapses or negligence” on the part of court registry in not promptly processing the letter sent by the family of Unnao rape victim apprehending threat to her life and placing it before the CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
The inquiry by the secretary general, would be supervised by a sitting judge of the top court.
In a letter addressed to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the family of the victim had expressed apprehension of threat to her life. The letter, which was received on July 17, by the top court registry, was taken note of only after media report about it starting flashing it.
The inquiry to be conducted by the secretary general of top court, order said, would be completed “within seven days”.
Ordering inquiry in the causes of delay, the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Aniruddha Bose said
“We direct an inquiry to be held by the Secretary General … to find out whether there were any lapses or negligence on the part of any member of the Registry in processing the letter petition in question and placing the same before the Chief Justice on the administrative side.”