The CBI on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the alleged rape of an MBA student of a private university in Haryana was a serious matter and it needed time to examine the petition before replying to the notice issued to it for taking over the probe from the state police.
A vacation bench of Justices AK Sikri and UU Lalit posted the matter for hearing on Friday after Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand said the agency needed to go through the documents and would respond to the notice after taking instructions from the competent authority.
The ASG, who was appearing for the CBI, however, said the case required serious consideration.
During the deliberations, the bench said “it is a case in which the accused are going to be the lawyers.”
The bench said all the accused should be served with the notice in judicial custody in Sonepat jail and dispensed with serving the notice to the O P Jindal Global University in Hissar, which was made party in the petition.
The apex court on May 25 had sought response from Haryana government on the plea seeking handing over to CBI the probe into the alleged rape of an MBA student of the university.