A local court in Banda on Friday fixed January 17 for hearing of the bail application of the dalit girl in the Banda rape case even as she was sent to judicial remand for another 14 days till January 27.
The victim pleaded before the court that she wanted a bail to start a new life whereas her counsel Ramhit Nishad made a plea that the life of the victim was under threat. The rape victim, however, did not mention the threat to her life.
Munsif magistrate(Junior Division) Ravi Gupta, hearing the case, fixed January 17 to hear the bail application of the girl and sent her to jail under judicial remand till January 27.
The judge also summoned the Investigating Officer (IO) of CB-CID, probing the case, on January 17.
On Monday next, the same court will also hear the petition on whether the girl, belonging to the most backward community, was a major or minor. The judge has already summoned the village secretary along with the village family register and the primary school headmaster to check the age of the girl.
While the Banda police has produced a school certificate claiming that she was a major, the victim's family were saying that she was still a minor.
The Uttar Pradesh Govenment had ordered a CB-CID probe into the matter which had found that the girl was raped and the robbery theory against the victim was also false.