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Gorakhpur tragedy: SC declines SIT probe into infant deaths, refers complainant to Allahabad High Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea seeking Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the death of more than 60 infants in Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College.

File image of the BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur. PTI

File image of BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur. PTI

Asking the petitioner to approach the Allahabad High Court as matter was related to Uttar Pradesh, the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud referred to the media reports about Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other Union and Uttar Pradesh ministers including officials visiting the hospital after the tragedy.

Observing that state officials were looking into the situation and attending to the complaints, the bench said that if still something was left unattended, then the petitioner can move Allahabad High Court.

Over 72 children lost their lives in the hospital and many of them had died reportedly due to disruption of oxygen supply.

Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017 20:55 PM

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