The city police have got more time to register cases in connection with the alleged rape of scheduled caste women in Bhatta village.
The district court on Wednesday granted 10-day time to the accused to move high court for challenging the order of a chief judicial magistrate, which had directed the police to lodge a first information report (FIR) in the case.
Earlier, a petition filed by the police, seeking review of the order, was dismissed on Monday by the district judge Het Singh Yadav.
The district court's order came after the hearing of a plea filed by the 16 personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), seeking time to move the Allahabad High Court, said KK Singh, district government counsel (DGC).
"The district judge granted 10 days period to the accused and also directed the chief judicial magistrate accordingly. Police will file an FIR if the high court directs them to do so," said Singh.
About a month ago, seven women belonging to scheduled caste had given affidavits to the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC), alleging rape by PAC men during a clash between agitating farmers and the security personnel in Bhatta-Parsaul.
One of the victims also approached the district court when police refused to register her complaint.
On September 23, police said in their petition that a CBCID probe was already on and lodging FIR will lead to a parallel inquiry.
Police also said the allegations were made to put pressure on police to withdraw the victim's husband’s name booked in Bhatta violence case.