On Tuesday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) presented Deepti Vilas, the former Home Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, as a prosecution witness in the special court of Muzaffarnagar in connection with the Rampur Tiraha firing case
In the ongoing legal proceedings regarding the Rampur Tiraha firing case, the CBI presented former Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary Deepti Vilas as a key prosecution witness in a special court located in Muzaffarnagar on Tuesday.
Special CBI Judge Shakti Singh has scheduled the next hearing for September 29, where further developments in the case will be addressed.
Dhara Singh, the prosecution officer representing the CBI, informed the court that Deepti Vilas, who held the position of Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary at the time, had granted the necessary authorization to prosecute the individuals accused in the Rampur Tiraha police firing incident that occurred in 1994.
The charges against the 19 former police personnel involved in this case include sections 376 (rape), 554 (assault with criminal force on a woman with the intent to outrage her modesty), and 492 (breach of contract to serve at a distant place to which a servant is conveyed at the master’s expense) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Tragically, the incident in question took place on October 2, 1994, when at least seven Uttarakhand activists lost their lives, and several women activists were subjected to sexual assault during a police firing incident at Rampur Tiraha in Muzaffarnagar. These activists were en route from Rishikesh to Delhi, advocating for the establishment of a separate state of Uttarakhand. It is worth noting that Uttarakhand was eventually formed as a separate state from Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2000.