SC issues notices to CBI on petition challenging HC order

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New Delhi, Feb 18 (UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to the CBI on a petition filed by the Punjab Government challenging a Punjab and Haryana High Court order for a CBI inquiry in the Moga Sex Scandal.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice R V Raveendran, however, refused to take on record the status report CBI wanted to file.

The two accused had filed a petition in the High Court that they have been falsely implicated by the state police who in cognisance with some females were running a blackmailing racket.

The court ordered a CBI inquiry into the case instead of quashing the criminal proceeding against the two petitioners.

The Punjab government, however, contended that the state police was conducting the investigation without any fear or favour and the CBI was likely to be misused by the UPA government at the Centre to settle political scores. Therefore, no CBI inquiry was called for.

UNI AKS/SC JT RP SSC1434

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