he Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday directed the CBI to file a fresh status report in the Kotkhai Gudia rape and murder case within two weeks. It also sought fresh report in a custodial death case. Earlier in the day, the CBI submitted an status report in both the cases, in a sealed cover, in the court as per its the July 19 direction.
Following which, a division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma ordered the central probe agency to submit the fresh status report and posted the matter for hearing on August 17. The CBI urged the court to give it three months time to complete the probe but Advocate General Shrawan Dogra opposed its plea and said that the case was sensitive and there was a lot of public pressure.