Supreme Court refuses to interfere in Gorakhpur case

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 14 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take suo motu cognizance of Gorakhpur child death case. The plea was filed by petitioner Rajeshwar Reddy, who has sought for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the matter. Meanwhile, a bench of the Apex Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar refused to interfere in this regard and has asked him to approach the High Court. Chief Justice of India (CJI), Jagdish Singh Khehar while hearing the plea, observed that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is personally taking interest and had also visited the patients in the hospital. Tragedy descended upon Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital, as 70 children succumbed to encephalitis. (ANI)