A bench comprising chief justice NV Ramana and justice RS Endlaw reacted sharply to the police’s request for more time to submit the report.
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“If you are unable to give post-mortem report in so many days in a fast-tracked case like this, what will be the status of other cases? We can only say the infrastructure (forensic labs) is in a primitive stage in the national capital,” the bench said. Advocate Dayan Krishnan, appearing for Delhi police assured the court that the report will be submitted in a couple of days as the toxicology and viscera has been sent to the CBI’s Central Forensic Science Laboratory. Krishnan didn’t want to comment on the nature of injuries till the report was available.
During the brief hearing, additional solicitor general Rajeev Mehra said the home ministry will submit a report on the measures taken for safety of northeastern people who are staying in Delhi.
The court will next hear the issue on February 7.
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