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Hathras case: Uttar Pradesh police requests Supreme Court to monitor CBI probe

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to monitor the investigation being conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the gang-rape and murder case of a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras. The government ensured the court that it was committed to providing security to the victim’s family and the witnesses.  

The state government has also requested the apex court to ask the central investigation agency to submit fortnightly status reports so that it can file the same in SC through its police chief. The Yogi Adityanath-led government also filed an affidavit in the top court containing the list of police personnel deployed for the security of the victim’s family. According to the affidavit, eight CCTV cameras have been installed outside the victim’s house and efforts have been made to ensure that no one intrudes the privacy of the family. The matter will be taken up by the top court for hearing tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the CBI has begun its probe into the case. The premier agency visited the crime scene on Tuesday. The CBI officials were accompanied by a forensic expert, victim’s brother and police personnel on their visit to the crime scene, which lasted around 2 hours. The CBI team formed for the case is being led by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Seema Pahuja, who had earlier investigated the Shimla rape-murder case.

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The Hathras case has taken the entire country by storm with opposition parties slamming the UP police and the government over its handling of the case. Earlier on Monday, Allahabad High Court had questioned the administration of Hathras over the mid-night cremation of the woman.

The 19-year-old was brutally molested by four upper-case men in her village on September 14. She succumbed to her injuries at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital two weeks later.

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