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Badaun gang rape and murder case: Allahabad High Court seeks copies of postmortem reports

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 1:49pm IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: PTI
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The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed a petitioner to produce the copies of postmortem reports and FIR filed by the families of victims of Badaun gang rape and murder case by June 9. The Lucknow bench also asked the Uttar Pradesh government to produce the written order of recommendation of CBI inquiry into the incident on the same date.

A vacation division bench comprising Justice Imtiyaz Murtaza and Justice Shashi Kant passed the order on a PIL filed by NGO 'We the People' through its general secretary Prince Lenin. The petitioner sought direction for a CBI probe into the Badaun incident as well as action against the erring police officers concerned, besides providing adequate security to the family members of the victims.

The petitioner argued before the court that the state government was not seriously acting in this incident. The CBI probe recommendation order of the state government could not be produced before the court on which the bench directed the government to produce the same order before it on June 9, Lenin told PTI.

On behalf of the government, Additional Advocate General Bulbul Godiyal informed the court that the CBI inquiry had already been recommended, but due to reshuffle of top officials she has not got the written order as of now. Godiyal also informed the court that the government was seriously taking the issue and action has been taken against the top officials.

The court also directed the petitioner Lenin to produce the copies of FIR and postmortem reports on June 9.




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