Activists' Arrest: CJI Warns Against ‘Cooked-up' Proof
The Hindu|September 18, 2018
Activists' Arrest: CJI Warns Against ‘Cooked-up' Proof

Material to be presented tomorrow

Krishnadas Rajagopal

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said on Monday that the Supreme Court will set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) if the material relied on by the Maharashtra government to raid and arrest ve activists on August 28 in the Bhima­Koregaon violence case is found to be “cooked up”.

A three­judge Bench, led by Justice Misra, said the court could not be expected to make up its mind without seeing the material evidence in the case.

‘CrPC violated’

“First of all, we must have a look at the material... If we see the material and nd they are cooked up, we will definitely order the setting up of a SIT... The debate here has to be whether the Criminal Procedure Code was violated. Wherever this court has appointed SIT, there has been grave violation,” Justice Misra addressed the parties.


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September 18, 2018