ALSO READJiah Khan case: SC asks mother to move Bombay HC for SIT probe Dawood call logs: Hacker files plea in HC for CBI probe Manjula Chellur sworn-in as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Writ petition filed in Bombay HC in MIDC land deal matter Dawood call logs: Hacker's plea for CBI probe posted to Jun 14
The Bombay High Court today asked the Maharashtra government to file a reply to a petition seeking CBI probe into alleged assault on two members of a Dalit family in Nashik. The incident took place after a Dalit youth was arrested in a nearby village for trying to rape a five-year-old girl belonging to an upper caste community, the petition said. Petitioner Babybai Shinde alleged that a group of armed youths from an upper caste community attacked her two sons outside their house at village Sanjegaon on October 11. Following the alleged rape attempt at Talegaon village near Nashik last week, there were incidents of stone-pelting targeting the Dalit community, the petition said. In some places, Dalits were ostracised, it alleged. Apart from CBI probe, it demanded medical treatment and compensation for the victims and a direction to the local police to have the social boycott on Dalits lifted. A bench headed by Justice Naresh Patil today gave the government a week to file its reply and adjourned the hearing to October 20.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)