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cbi: Supreme Court allows CBI to probe death of 17-year-old girl in Thanjavur | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate into a case of suicide of a 17-year-old girl in Thanjavur. The girl was allegedly forced to convert to Christianity.
The top court, however, has agreed to hear a plea of the Tamil Nadu government challenging a Madras high court order on CBI probe in the case.
The apex court has also asked the Tamil Nadu government not to make it a “prestige issue” by opposing the high court order on CBI probe and hand over the evidence collected by state police to the central probing agency.
A Supreme Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Bela M Trivedi issued notice on the appeal filed by the Tamil Nadu DGP.
The top court said that there are two aspects of the matter, one is there are certain observations recorded in the impugned judgment and the second is regarding the final order directing probe by CBI.
The apex court said it might not be appropriate for it to interject in the investigation of the CBI, but added that it will issue a notice on the first aspect.
“Issue notice returnable in three weeks… In the meanwhile, the investigation in terms of the impugned order to continue,” the SC bench said.
The investigation in the case was on January 31 transferred to the CBI.

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