Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court has handed over the investigation of acid throwing incident on 3 minor girls in Rohtak to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The division bench has also asked the Haryana government to submit its report within six months.

Moved by the plight of the three minor girls, whose faces were disfigured in the alleged attack, the court has also asked the state government to give compensation to them as soon as possible.

Reportedly, two youngsters in June 2011 had thrown acid on the three minor girls in Rohtak, and an FIR was registered on June 18, at police station, Urban Estate in Rohtak under various sections of the Indian Penal Code  (IPC) including 307 (Attempt to murder), 120-B (Criminal conspiracy) and 34 (Common intention to commit a crime).

Besides taking over the investigation, the CBI will also look into the allegations against Haryana police of exonerating the culprits.
The court passed the order after hearing a petition filed by one Rajendra Singh, who demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

In this connection, the police, which  interrogated one Rohan earlier, later on gave a clean-chit to him.

The petitioner has further accused the Haryana Police of not looking into the case appropriately.

JPN\ Bureau

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