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Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea seeking CBI probe into Gargi college incident

Students of the all-women Gargi College were molested by a mob who had barged their way into the campus on 6 February during a cultural festival.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking a CBI probe into the alleged molestation of students during a cultural festival at the all-woman Gargi College here last week. 

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde asked lawyer M L Sharma, who mentioned the matter seeking urgent hearing, to move the Delhi High Court with his plea.

“Why don’t you go to the Delhi HC. If they dismiss the petition then you come here,” the bench, also comprising justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, said.

The apex court said it would like to have advantage of Delhi HC’s view on this matter.

Sharma expressed apprehension that electronic evidence related to the case might be destroyed.

On this, the top court said, “Delhi High Court can also pass order like the Telangana High Court in the police encounter case to preserve electronic evidence”.

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  1. They need to focus first on urgent issues like letter from 12 year old on an unfortunate incident in Shaheen Bagh. Minor incidents in universities in Delhi can be taken care of by others or even better, can be allowed to fade away from public consciousness.

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