The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a NHRC probe into alleged police atrocities on Aam Aadmi Party volunteers early this year.
The volunteers were protesting against inaction by police following the rape of a minor in East Delhi. One of the protesting girl was allegedly slapped by an ACP of Delhi Police during the episode.
A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi allowed the plea of an AAP activist who in a PIL had questioned the police investigation and had pleaded for an independent probe in the case.
During hearing on the PIL last month,the apex court had expressed concern over the rising crime against women and said they were not safe and were even subjected to molestation while travelling in buses.
The bench had also watched the video footage of the incident recorded on behalf of the Delhi police to gauge the situation on the ground.
(With PTI inputs)