Shuhaib murder case: Hearing of plea to handover case to CBI adjourned to next month

B Balagopal | Mathrubhumi News

The court asked whether a further CBI probe was required in the case.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the plea to hand over the investigation into the murder of Youth Congress leader Shuhaib in Mattannur, Kannur, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The apex court will hear the petition against the order of the Kerala HC division bench four weeks later. A bench of Justices BR Gawai and Ravindra Bhatt heard the case.

Shuhaib's parents approached the Supreme Court against the HC division bench order that quashed the single bench's decision to hand over the case to CBI. Advocates appearing for the petitioners, V Giri and MR Ramesh Babu, claimed that the single bench had referred the case to the CBI after considering all aspects of the case.

The court asked whether a further CBI probe was required in the case. When the petitioners argued that the accused must be charged under UAPA, the bench observed that then the NIA should probe the matter.

However, the lawyers asked the court to hear the case in detail. The court accepted this demand.

The CBI is yet to inform the court about their opinion on taking over the case. Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta and Standing Counsel CK Sasi appeared for the state government.

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