Laxkar had come under severe criticisms from several quarters, including the Allahabad High Court, for his handling of the gangrape and murder case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in the district.

Rahul hit out at the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, citing a news report that said the family of the Hathras rape victim is not safe in the state.

The CBI team reached the scene for the third time. Upon reaching there, he has interrogated the family of the victim. Not only this, the team victim's family made all the different inquiries at the scene.

The Bench had earlier said that the late-night cremation of the Hathras woman was a violation of human rights for which the responsibility should be fixed.

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The woman’s death had sparked protests across the country, with opposition parties calling for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s resignation.

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on whether to transfer the Hathras case from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi after completion of the probe.