The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday an appeal by the Haryana Police against a Bombay High Court order on registering an FIR against members of the Gurgaon police team that shot Haryana gangster Sandeep Gadoli in an alleged shootout at a suburban Mumbai hotel on February 7.
On Tuesday, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi appeared for the Haryana government before Chief Justice T S Thakur and requested for an urgent listing of the case. The CJI acceded to his plea and ordered for listing of the petition for hearing on Wednesday.
Rohatgi also sought an interim order to ask Maharashtra police not to lodge the FIR till the apex court hears the matter. Justice Thakur, however, said there is no urgency and that this plea can be raised before the appropriate bench when the matter is heard.
The AG also contended that a special probe team has already been formed to look into this shootout and hence, the Bombay High Court ought not to have issued a direction for a fresh FIR. “All my officers, right from the Commissioner of Police, will be named as accused if this FIR is registered,” he submitted before the court.
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