The Supreme Court on Thursday modified its order on stay of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the infamous Bulandshahr gang rape case.
Earlier, the CBI had moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of an order staying its ongoing probe in the Bulandsahar gangrape case, saying it may cause “disappearance of material evidences” besides enabling six accused to seek statutory bail.
The Supreme Court had on August 29 taken note of the controversial remarks of UP Minister Azam Khan that the gangrape case was a “political conspiracy”, while staying the CBI probe in the case. It had also asked whether the State should stop people holding high offices from making such comments on heinous crimes.
While seeking modification of the order passed by a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan, the probe agency sought permission to continue its probe in the case.
The FIR initially was lodged by the Uttar Pradesh police under various provisions on July 30. CBI had re-registered the offence on August 18 in pursuance of the Allahabad High Court order.
The brutal incident had happened on the night of July 29 when a group of highway robbers stopped the car of a Noida-based family and allegedly raped the woman and her daughter after dragging them out of the vehicle at gun-point.
(With PTI Inputs)