The Himachal Pradesh High Court today gave the CBI eleven weeks to complete the investigations in the rape-and-murder case of a minor girl in Kotkhai.
A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma passed the orders after perusing the status report submitted by the CBI which also filed an affidavit in the court and asked for more time to complete the investigations.
The court has fixed March 28 for the next hearing in the matter.
After the postmortem report confirmed rape and murder, a case was registered and following public outcry, a Special Investigation team was constituted which arrested six persons.
One of the six accused in the case died in police custody and eight police officers, including an IG-rank officer, were arrested by the CBI in connection with the custodial death.
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