November 5, 2020 10:39:05 pm
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has requested the CBI to let it know on November 25 how much time it will take to complete the probe into the Hathras gangrape and homicide case.
It has additionally requested the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to file an affidavit stating that it has supplied safety to the sufferer’s members of the family.
A bench of Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Rajan Roy is listening to a PIL which the court docket had earlier filed suo motu within the Hathras case. It heard the matter on November 2 and its order was made accessible on the court docket web site on Thursday.
A 19-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by 4 upper-caste males in Hathras on September 14. She died on September 29 at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital throughout remedy.
During the listening to on November 2, the bench requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to apprise it on November 25, the subsequent date of listening to within the case, how lengthy it will take to complete its probe within the case.
It additionally requested the company’s lawyer, Anurag Thakur, to file a standing report with regard to the investigation to this point.
The bench directed the CRPF to file an affidavit stating that it has supplied safety to the sufferer’s members of the family.
During the listening to, the court docket had additionally expressed concern on permitting Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar to proceed in workplace throughout the pendency of the investigation into the case.
Laxkar got here beneath hearth after the sufferer was cremated within the useless of the evening close to her residence on September 30, along with her members of the family alleging that they weren’t allowed to carry the physique residence one final time. Senior police and administration officers have been additionally current on the cremation.
The bench requested state authorities lawyer S V Raju if retaining Laxar was truthful and cheap.
The bench additional requested Raju, “Would it not be appropriate to shift him elsewhere during pendency of these proceedings without there being any stigma attached to such an action only to ensure fairness and transparency in the matter?”
At this, Raju assured the bench that he would convey the court docket’s concern to the state authorities and get again to it on November 25.
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