Hathras: Supreme Court Says Allahabad HC Will Monitor CBI Probe

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New Delhi, India - December 05, 2019: Supreme court of India building in New Delhi, India.
New Delhi, India - December 05, 2019: Supreme court of India building in New Delhi, India.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the the Allahabad High Court will monitor the investigation in to the Hathras case and the transfer of the case to Delhi would be done after investigations are completed.

Reports said that the court has asked the CBI to file status reports before the Allahabad HC.

Bar and Bench quoted the bench as saying, “Without making any observations on the merits of the case, SC says all the aspects of the case to be considered by the Allahabad High Court. ”

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The court had reserved its verdict on October 15 over a PIL and other pleas that have sought a court-monitored probe into the Hathras case, and sought that the case be transferred out of Uttar Pradesh.

Hindustan Times reported that senior lawyers, including Indira Jaisingh, had expressed fears that the case would not be accorded a fair trial in Uttar Pradesh.

The Uttar Pradesh government has come under scrutiny because of the way it has handled the case so far.

Four men of a dominant caste allegedly raped the 19-year-old woman in Hathras on September 14. The woman died two weeks later on September 29.

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