NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it was not averse to ordering a CBI probe into the alleged rape of an MBA student of a private university in Haryana, but wanted to see the progress made by state police in the probe before taking a decision.
“We are not against the CBI investigation. But, we want to know their (police) version. We want to know the progress made by the police. If necessary, we will certainly transfer it (to the CBI),” a Vacation Bench of Justice Prafulla C Pant and Justice Amitava Roy said.
The Bench asked Haryana Police, represented by Additional Solicitor General P S Patwalia, to file a fresh status report within 15 days giving details of the investigation carried so far.
During the hearing, senior counsel Indira Jaising, appearing for the girl, alleged that the probe has not moved even an inch. Moreover, the police have not invoked the provisions of the Information Technology Act.
“The nude pictures of the victim were taken and were shared on WhatsApp. It is a cyber crime,” she said, alleging that initially, the accused were allowed to leave police station with their mobile phones.
Meanwhile the Supreme Court declined to entertain a plea seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation or SIT probe into the alleged attacks on members of a minority community at a village in Faridabad district of Haryana, asking a pleader and victim of violence, Shakir Ali, to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court.