A day after the Centre handed over the probe into the Hathras gang-rape case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the agency on Sunday registered a case and began investigation.
Hathras (UP): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took over the investigation in the Hathras case on Saturday (October 10) and has now registered a case in the same.
A team for the investigation has been constituted. The Department of Personnel and Training issued a notification on Saturday night for the CBI to take over the probe in Hathras case. As per the reports, the agency has been asked to register FIR and dispatch teams to the crime scene immediately with forensic experts.
“The Central Bureau of Investigation has today registered a case against an accused and taken over the investigation of the case, earlier registered vide CC no- 136/2020 at Police Station Chandpa, District- Hathras (Uttar Pradesh) on a complaint. The complainant had alleged that on 14.09.2020, the accused tried to strangulate his sister in the millet field. The case has been registered by CBI on the request of Uttar Pradesh Government and further Notification from Government of India,” the CBI said in a notification.
“A team has been constituted. Investigation is continuing,” it said.
The CBI will be investigating the allegations of "rape, attempt to rape, gang rape and murder" in the Hathras case.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath recommended a CBI probe into the incident. In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the UP government sought a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the case.
A Special Investigation Team, set up by the Uttar Pradesh government, is also looking into the case.
On 14th September, a 19-year-old woman was strangled, and later she succumbed to injuries on 29th September. The Hathras case has led to political turmoil as Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad, TMC leader Derek O’Brien, and several others have visited Hathras to meet the family.
Last Updated 11, Oct 2020, 2:09 PM