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SC doesn’t favour CBI probe into Kathua rape-cum-murder case

Daily Excelsior 2018-04-16 21:05:31

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today did not favour handing over the investigation into the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua from the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police to the CBI as her father expressed satisfaction over the investigation carried out so far.
“In the absence of any allegation, why should we enter into this as to who should investigate,” a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Mishra said, adding that it was “the primary duty of the State police to investigate a case”.
The father expressed satisfaction with the probe conducted so far by the State police, while vehemently opposing the plea of senior advocate Bhim Singh and Delhi-based lawyer Anuja Kapur that the investigation be transferred to the CBI. (AGENCIES)