The court said that it could not trust the state police to do a credible investigation of the case. The court added that it would not monitor the investigation any further, as had been requested by the state government.
The judges asked IPS officer Satish Verma to help in the investigation. During a hearing last month, the state government had agreed to a CBI probe, but had objected to Verma having any role in the investigation, saying the cop was involved in another suspicious encounter.
On Thursday, the state government again objected to Verma’s name, but the court disregarded the objection.
At least 21 policemen, including IPS officers were involved in the encounter.