The court directed the CBI to take over the entire investigation and constitute a special investigation team with sufficient expertise in the economic offence probe to investigate cases.
Welcoming the court's ruling, the minister said that the agency 'goes anywhere and books anyone, particularly in non-BJP ruled states'.
The court said that the provisions are in tune with the federal character of the Constitution, which has been held to be one of its basic structures.
While quashing the FIR of two journalists, the high court ordered CBI probe into the allegations levelled against the Chief Minister Rawat.
While another team interrogated the Hathras doctor, a thid team grilled a youth who claimed to be an eyewitness to the alleged presence of the victim with her mother and brother during the incident.
The development came within hours of the visit of officials including Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi and DGP HC Awasthi to the victim's family at her home on Saturday afternoon.
In her four-page letter, the woman accused the BJP government in the state and police of trying to shield the accused MLA.
Elders belonging to upper castes at the Mahapanchayat asked how the narrative of rape was emerged eight days after the incident.
Meanwhile, people from upper castes came in support of the accused seeking a fair probe.
Sushant Singh Rajput's friends to go on hunger strike from October 2, demanding justice in death case
They also said that if they get permission from the police, they will go on a hunger strike in Delhi's Rajghat or in Mumbai, if not they will observe a hunger strike at their own house.
A close associate of Raj Bhavan MLA K Lakshminarayanan, Ganeshan had been working for the people of the area for the past 35 years.
Hundreds of trucks ferry sand illegally to Telangana and, on their way back, bring liquor bottles for illegal sale in AP, he charged.
Vijayasai flays HC stay on formation of SIT to probe capital scam
Images circulating on the social media show blood marks on the body of the deceased giving rise to suspicions of foul play behind the death of Arjun Kumar Meena.
Jagan discusses YSRC strategy to be followed in monsoon session with party MPs; Polavaram R&R package, GST compensation to be among other demands.