Lucknow: A Lucknow bench of the Allahabad
High Court on Thursday referred a PIL seeking direction to
investigate the alleged role of two top police officers in
Banda rape case and Divya murder case to the Allahabad High
A division bench comprising justices Pradip Kant and
Ved Pal passed the order after preliminary hearing on the PIL
filed by social activist Nootan Thakur seeking a probe into
the role of UP Director General of Police (DGP) Karamveer
Singh and Special Director General Brijlal in the two cases.
As similar cases are being heard in Allahabad, the
court ordered that the PIL should also be taken up there by a
BSP MLA Purshottam Naresh Dwiwedi and his three aides
were arrested for allegedly raping a minor dalit girl in Banda
who was later implicated in a fake theft case while another
minor girl in Kanpur, Divya, died after allegedly being
sexually assaulted inside her school.