The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the application moved by an advocate seeking a stay on the transfer or epatriation of the CBI officials probing the sensational killing of teenager Aarushi and her domestic aide Hemraj.
A bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Justices J M Panchal and B S Chauhan, said it cannot be expected to supervise and keep giving directions in criminal matters.
Aarushi, the daughter of a dentist couple, and domestic help Hemraj were found murdered at their Noida house on May 16, 2008.
"This court cannot supervise various courts or cases in India. The special court will act as per the provisions of the CrPC. If you have any grievance, you go to the special judge or you go to the high court," the bench said while dismissing the application filed by advocate Ashok Aggrawal.
The advocate had, citing a precedent in Abdul Karim Telgi multi-crore fake stamp paper case, had pleaded that the present investigating officers should not be transferred or repatriated to the parent department pending conclusion of the entire investigation.
The application claimed that due to various extraneous reasons, CBI was transferring several of its investigating officers, thus hampering a fair investigation into the twin murder.