After announcing CBI probe, Yogi govt now requests SC to monitor Hathras case

After requesting the CBI to take over the Hathras murder and alleged rape case, the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh has now urged the Supreme Court to monitor the probe. The government said that supervision by the highest court will ensure that no vested interests is able to create a fake and false narrative with “oblique motives”.

In an affidavit filed in response to a PIL, which has been listed for hearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, the state government said it is important that the investigation is carried out by an independent central agency.

The state government said investigation by the central agency would obviate hindrance being created by certain vested interests in the fair and impartial investigation.

The affidavit said the state government has already requested the Central government to take over the investigation through CBI.

A teen belonging to Valmiki community was assaulted by several neighboring men in mid September, in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh. She succumbed to injuries on 29th September in a hospital in Delhi.

This led to widespread outrage with opposition accusing the UP government of shielding the accused. But now, with the recent moves, it appears like the Yogi government has left little scope to the opposition to launch any further accusations.