The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has formally taken over probe in the Hathras gang rape and murder case. A spokesperson of UP government spokesperson told TOI on Saturday night that the central agency had accepted its recommendation to investigate the high-profile case.
The central government issued a notification on Saturday in this regard. Probe teams will soon be dispatched to the crime scene along with forensic experts immediately after the registration of an FIR, senior officials said.
The UP government first formed an SIT to probe the case but after a nation-wide outcry, recommended a CBI probe.