The ruling came days after the central probe agency approached the Top Court to lift its stay on the ongoing probe in the case. The CBI contended that the stay is causing to delay to file the chargesheet in the case. If a final probe report is not filed within 90 days of the arrest of the six accused, all of the accused will be entitled to statutory bail, the agency had argued.

Earlier, responding to a petition filed by the rape victim’s husband, asking for a transfer of the case outside UP, the SC bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra had stayed the CBI probe.

SC had also slammed UP minister Azam Khan for his statement inwhich SP leader had said gang-rape was a “political conspiracy” and fixed September 29 to hear the case again.

The incident had taken place when six members of a Noida-based family were travelling to Shahjahanpur in western UP on July 29. At the national highway passing through Bulandshahr, their car was stopped by criminals who dragged the 13-year-old girl and her mother out and raped them in a field nearby.

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