Ready to probe rape of student in Sonepat, CBI tells apex court

The bench granted five days to the expelled students of the university to respond even as their counsel alleged political influence in the probe of the case.

New Delhi | Published:May 30, 2015 4:24 am

The CBI on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it has no objection to taking over the investigation from the Haryana police into the alleged rape of a student of Sonepat-based O P Jindal Global University.

A bench led by Justice A K Sikri took on record the submission made by CBI through Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand and asked the three accused students of the university to file their replies.

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They have been issued notices on the plea of the 21-year-old victim, who has moved the apex court for handing over the investigation from the Haryana police to the CBI.

The students are currently in judicial custody.

The bench granted five days to the expelled students of the university to respond even as their counsel alleged political influence in the probe of the case.

It posted the matter for hearing on June 4 by taking on record the status report on the probe filed by the Haryana police.

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