The Supreme Court today refused to direct the Uttar Pradesh Police to conduct further probe in the 2018 Hapur lynching case.
A vacation bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Aniruddha Bose said the trial court would decide the plea for seeking further direction to the state police to file supplementary charge sheet after conducting further probe in the murder case.
The bench was hearing a fresh interim application filed by Samiuddin, a relative of the deceased, in which it was submitted that further probe was needed in view of revelations made by two brothers of the slain meat exporter Qasim Qureishi in their statements.
Declining the plea, the bench asked Samiuddin to approach the trial court which will take a decision in accordance with the law. The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier informed the apex court that it had filed a fresh status report on the investigation in the Hapur lynching case.