A three-judge bench of the apex court comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar BR Gavai and Krishna Murari sought the response of 031 and the state government within four weeks. The court is likely to hear the matter on February 5.
The court also granted the petitioner one-week time to file a formal application for urging additional grounds and filing further documents.
Significantly. the mother of Pad pleaded the court to order an independent inquiry into the alleged rape and murder of Pad in July last year in Jaipur. Nayagarh. The petitioner also sought a direction to the CBI to investigate all cases related to missing children in the state.
Pad’s mother accused Babuli Nayak of the alleged murder and also con-tended that rampant organ smuggling is behind the murder. The petitioner also contended that the state police treat the parents of Padas as criminals.
“The police are completely insensitive towards the family members of Pad.” The petitioner submitted that the preliminary investigation undertaken by the police, the crime branch, and SIT illustrates that all of them have made all attempts to sabotage the investigation process into the alleged incident and attempted all kind of sub-version tactics to influence the complainant and her relatives to discard the aforesaid allegations as false and frivolous. The petitioner also contended that the SIT had not investigated the local inspector’s role in-charge, hand in glove with the accused person and shielding the real culprit. The local MLA has also not been interrogated by the SIT.