Hathras case: Allahabad HC to monitor CBI probe, says SC

New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court will monitor all aspects including the CBI investigation into the alleged gang-rape and death of a Dalit girl from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, the Supreme Court said.

The top court said that a request to transfer the trial out of UP 'has been left open' until the investigation is completed.

"So far as the transfer is concerned, it is appropriate for the investigating agency to complete the investigation," a bench headed by Chief Justice S.A Bobde said.

The court observed that once the investigation is complete, the transfer of the case can be considered. "As of now, CBI is dealing with it and there is no cause of apprehension," it added.

The top court, which passed the verdict on a batch of pleas that claimed that a fair trial was not possible in Uttar Pradesh as the probe has allegedly been botched up, also asked the CBI to file the status report in the case before the high court.