SC refuses to entertain Writ Petition in gangrape-cum-murder case
Says petitioner must first move the concerned High Court
New Delhi, April 4 (Delhi Crown): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a Writ Petition filed by a father seeking Apex Court-monitored probe into the kidnap, gang-rape and murder of his minor daughter two-and-a-half-months ago.
The alleged gang rape and murder case had taken place in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district on January 21. The parents were not even given a chance of performing her last rites as the local police had forcibly cremated the dead body at midnight.
Asking the petitioner’s counsel to withdraw the Writ or it shall be dismissed, Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana said – “Every writ petition I can’t entertain. You can more the High Court instead of directly approaching the SC. Don’t flood this court with these types of petitions, Sorry,” reported the LiveLaw.
The SC bench, also comprising Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Hima Kohli, made strong remarks against petitioner’s approach of moving the Apex Court directly instead of first moving the concerned High Court.
Responding to Court’s suggestion that the petitioner should approach the High Court, the counsel said – “I am a labourer, I can’t go to High Court, to Supreme Court, I am a victim of the system, there’s complete lawlessness in UP.”
To this CJI Ramana reportedly responded – “You can go to High Court and say the same. Why are you coming directly to Supreme Court straightaway?”