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Manhandling of woman lawyer: SC raps police for summoning witnesses

PTI 04 Jun 2014, 18:42:16 IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today came down heavily on Delhi Police for summoning those who had witnessed the alleged manhandling of a woman lawyer inside a police station.

A bench comprising justices J S Kehar and C Nagappan also asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to personally “monitor” the case and file an affidavit within two weeks in the court.

“We are not taking sides. You are the Commissioner of Police and the direction to you to see that everything is fair...

“Why all the witnesses of the April 4 incident have been summoned in the police station. Don't brush the things under the carpet as we have reposed faith in you,” the court said.

The observations came after senior advocate Vijay Hansaria, who was appointed amicus curiae in the case, sought a CBI probe into the case alleging harassment of witnesses at the hands of police.

“Let there be an independent probe, preferably by the CBI,” he said.