New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government on a plea made by Kanpur businessman Manish Gupta's wife seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into her husband's death case.
The 36-year-old businessman died after being allegedly assaulted by the police at a Gorakhpur hotel during a raid last month.
A Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna sought response from the Centre and UP government on the plea and posted the matter for hearing on November 12.
Meenakshi Gupta's lawyer said the Uttar Pradesh government had recommended the case for the investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), however, the agency was yet to take over the probe.
The Uttar Pradesh government had recommended a CBI investigation into the case earlier in October.
A Special Investigation Team is carrying on the probe till the CBI takes over.
The petitioner has prayed that the trial should be conducted by the CBI court in Delhi as carrying the trial within Uttar Pradesh would not be conducive to a fair trial and a just outcome as the accused are powerful and well-connected police personnel. (ANI)