Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea On Gargi College Incident
Students stage a protest against the alleged molestation of students by a group of men who had gatecrashed a cultural festival, at Gargi College, in New Delhi, Feb. 10, 2020. (Source: PTI)

Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea On Gargi College Incident

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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the alleged molestation of students during a cultural festival at the all-woman Gargi College last week.

A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde asked lawyer ML Sharma, who mentioned the matter seeking urgent hearing, to move the Delhi High Court with his plea.

"Why don't you go to the Delhi HC. If they dismiss the petition then you come here," the Bench, also comprising justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant, said.

The apex court said it would like to have advantage of Delhi high court's view on this matter.

Sharma expressed apprehension that electronic evidence related to the case might be destroyed.

On this, the top court said, "Delhi High Court can also pass order like the Telangana High Court in the police encounter case to preserve electronic evidence."

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