Moga sex scandal: SC upholds order for CBI probe
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Last Updated: Friday, September 02, 2011, 22:49
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the Punjab and Haryana High Court order for a CBI probe into the Moga sex scandal in which involvement of senior police officials, politicians and advocates had come to light.

A bench of justices RV Raveendran and AK Patnaik dismissed the petition of the Punjab government challenging High Court's order for a CBI probe.

"In the facts and circumstances of this case, however, the High Court has held that the state local police was unable to carry out investigation into the cases and for securing the ends of justice the investigation has to be handed over to the CBI.

"In other words, this was one of those extra-ordinary cases where the direction of the High Court for investigation by the CBI was justified," the bench said.

The bench said that the order of the High Court was right in view of the fact that not less than eight police officials, political leaders, advocates, municipal councillors besides a number of persons belonging to general public had been named in the status report of the local police.

"In the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case, the High Court felt that justice would not be done to the case if the investigation stays in the hands of the local police and for these reasons directed that the investigation of the case be handed over to the CBI," the apex court said.


First Published: Friday, September 02, 2011, 22:49

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