[Hathras gang-rape] Conspiracy to defame Govt, have requested CBI to take over probe to obviate fake narratives: UP Govt to Supreme Court

The state government has also submitted that the pre-dawn cremation of the victim was justified to prevent a likely law and order situation.
Hathras Gang-rape case
Hathras Gang-rape case

The Uttar Pradesh government has defended its conduct in the Hathras gang-rape case through an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court.

It has asserted that the aspersions cast on the government over the case are part of an insidious political conspiracy and vicious propaganda by social, electronic and print media to defame and discredit it, despite a "diligent investigation."

To ensure that no vested interest can hinder the impartial investigation of the case, the State of Uttar Pradesh also highlights that it has now requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the probe in the case.

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