There can be no doubt that the CBI is more equipped and the citizens of this country have faith in its investigating abilities, the bench said.
The Supreme Court, on a plea of the mother of a 22-year-old woman who was found dead in mysterious circumstances, has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate into the crime and file a status report within three months.
The mother of the deceased girl had approached the apex court with a plea to transfer the investigation pertaining to her death with the Crime Branch, Delhi, to the CBI for further investigation. She submitted that there has been no proper investigation in respect of the crime in question and effort is being made for some unfathomable reason to treat it as an accident. The court was also told that the material evidence was destroyed by the accused, who have some influence.
“We do not think that there has been any kind of laxity in the investigation carried out by the Delhi Police, but there can be no doubt that the CBI is more equipped and the citizens of this country have faith in its investigating abilities,” the bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said after hearing the counsel appearing for the CBI and the Delhi Police.
“We direct the CBI to investigate into the crime independently and file the status report before this Court within three months hence. Needless to say, when the CBI is conferred the responsibility by this Court to investigate into the crime, it has to investigate independently, impartially and objectively without being influenced by any kind of prior investigation or prior status report,” the court said, posting the matter in July.
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