A division bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Dilip Gupta fixed July 8 as the next date of hearing in the matter and asked the petitioner, social organisation ‘Stree Mukti Sangathan’, to move an application for impleading the CBI as a party in its petition.
The NGO had alleged that the state agencies were not investigating the matter in a free and fair manner and had demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter.
The court had, while admitting the petition on June 11, said that it would monitor the investigation in the case.
The two girls, both of them cousins and aged 14-15 years, had gone missing from their home in Katra Sadatganj village of Badaun district on May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a tree the next day.
Five accused — brothers Pappu Yadav, Awadhesh Yadav and Urvesh Yadav and constables Chhatrapal Yadav and Sarvesh Yadav — have been arrested in connection with the case which has sparked nationwide outrage and led to concerns over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.