Supreme Court rejects PIL for CBI probe into Mathura violence

Published by August 11, 2016 | 3:04 am

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the Jawaharbagh violence at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

The two-judge bench ,comprising Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh and Justice Amitabh Rai ,heard the case  filed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Upadhyay.

Here are the reasons:

  • CBI probe cannot be ordered in every matter.
  • The probe from central agency will be ordered only when government  fails to do  it.
  • The petitioner should have first gone to the High Court.
  • The police have gone there on the order of High Court.

What petitioner said?

  • The probe is important keeping matter in view.
  • He even levelled charge of destroying the evidence.
  • The petitioner had produced media reports as evidence.

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