No CBI probe into boys' death in Asaram Bapu's ashram: Supreme Court

New Delhi The Supreme Court on Friday refused to order a CBI probe into the death of two boys in religious guru Asaram Bapu's ashram in Ahmedabad in 2008.

A bench headed by Justice P Sathasivam dismissed the plea filed by family members of the victims.

The family members had alleged that the ashram authority was involved in the case and it was not possible for the state police to conduct a free and fair investigation.

The bench after going through all the evidence said there is no need for a CBI probe. However, it clarified that the trial court can order further probe if some new facts come up.

Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by the family members challenging a Gujarat High Court order, which too had refused to direct a CBI probe in the case.

Two young boys Deepesh and Abhishek had gone missing from the ashram on July 3, 2008 and two days later on July 5, 2008, they were found dead outside the ashram.

The victims' parents had filed the writ petition in the high court seeking a CBI probe.

Story First Published: November 09, 2012 14:09 IST

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