New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday mentioned the all elements of the Hathras case, which incorporates safety for the sufferer’s household and witnesses, will likely be dealt by the Allahabad Excessive Court docket.
A 3-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde entrusted the monitoring of the CBI probe into the alleged gang rape incident in Hathras to the Allahabad Excessive Court docket.
Concerning the plea of the sufferer’s household lawyer for shifting of trial to Delhi, the highest courtroom noticed that the shifting will likely be determined at a future stage. The bench mentioned that the difficulty has been stored open and it will be taken up, if required, after the completion of the probe.
The highest courtroom mentioned that because the CBI is investigating the incident, there must be no apprehension concerning the equity of the trial.
On the request of the Solicitor Normal Tushar Mehta, the highest courtroom has requested the Allahabad Excessive Court docket to erase the small print of sufferer and her household recorded within the order.
The highest courtroom order has come on a plea filed by a social activist looking for court-monitored CBI probe into the Hathras case.
On October 15, the Uttar Pradesh Director of Normal of Police welcomed the Supreme Court docket to depute any company for shielding the Hathras sufferer’s household, however mentioned it shouldn’t be a mirrored image on the equity of the state police.
Senior advocate Harish Salve, showing for the DGP, submitted earlier than a bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde: “This court may depute any agency for protection of the family but it shouldn’t be a reflection on the state police’s fairness. We are not opposed to anything.”
Salve insisted this shouldn’t be construed in any means which will put the Uttar Pradesh Police in dangerous gentle. After an in depth listening to on the matter, the highest courtroom had reserved its order.
Salve’s response got here on arguments by senior advocate Indira Jaising, representing an intervenor.
Jaising urged the highest courtroom to entrust the Central Reserve Police Power with the sufferer’s household’s safety and switch it from the Uttar Pradesh Police.