Trial will not be transferred outside UP, High Court will monitor CBI investigation

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Supreme court’s decision in Hathras case

Three points were heard today in the petition filed in the Supreme Court. In the petition, it was demanded that monitoring of CBI investigation be done from the Supreme Court or from the High Court. Along with this, there was a demand to protect the witnesses and the victim’s family and transfer the case to Delhi.

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  • Last Updated:October 27, 2020 at 12:54 PM IS

Hathras The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave an important verdict in the case of alleged gang rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court has said that the Allahabad High Court The CBI investigation will continue under surveillance. At the same time, the Supreme Court has said to transfer the case from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi or any other state for hearing later. Let me tell you that on three points in the petition filed in the Supreme Court, hearing was held today. In the petition, it was demanded that monitoring of CBI investigation be done from the Supreme Court or from the High Court. Along with this, there was a demand to protect the witnesses and the victim’s family and transfer the case to Delhi. However, the victim’s family has not responded to this order of the Supreme Court.

After CBI investigation, trial transfer will be considered

Supreme court During the hearing on the PIL, he said that after the investigation of the case is complete, after that the trial can be considered to be transferred out. The Supreme Court said in its decision that the CBI is currently investigating this case, so there is no need for immediate transfer. The High Court is also keeping its eye on everything else. Therefore, the CBI investigation will continue under the supervision of the High Court.

Accepted the affidavit of UP governmentOn the protection of the witnesses and the victim’s family, a bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramanian accepted the affidavit given by the UP government. In which the state government claimed that the family of the victim, the witnesses related to the case, have been provided strong security.

Significantly, in this PIL filed on behalf of activists and lawyers, the Supreme Court had been requested to conduct a CBI inquiry under the supervision of the Supreme Court or the High Court. Also, the matter should be transferred to Delhi. The petitioners contended that a fair trial was not possible in Uttar Pradesh as the investigation was allegedly obstructed. In this case, the Supreme Court reserved its decision on 15 October.



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