New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has welcomed the Supreme Court directive that the CBI investigation in the Hathras case is to be monitored by the Allahabad High Court.
“Supreme Court’s decision in connection with the Hathras case strengthens the hope for justice. The victim’s family from day one has been demanding that there should be a court-monitored probe,” she tweeted.
The victim in the Hathras case and her family were treated badly by the Uttar Pradesh government, Priyanka alleged.
She added: “Character assassination of the victim was done. Decisions were taken with malice and prejudice.”
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the CBI investigation in the Hathras case in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died of injuries, is to be monitored by the Allahabad High Court and the CRPF would provide security to the victim’s family and witnesses in the case.
The court said the issue of transferring the trial out of Uttar Pradesh would be considered if the need arises in the future. It observed that all aspects of the matter are left open to be considered by the high court.