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On Monday, the Supreme Court also stayed the trial of the case in the Faridabad court and asked both the Haryana government and the CBI to respond to Jalaluddin's plea, The Indian Express reported.

Junaids father Jalaluddin, through his counsel, had filed the petition on October 26 past year in the high court, seeking a probe by an independent agency like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Junaid lynching case.

Jalaluddin Khan had moved the apex court after the Punjab and Haryana High Court turned down his plea for a CBI inquiry on March 6.

Junaid Khan, 16, was lynched by a mob on board a Mathura-bound train in Haryana on June 22, 2017, following a row over seats which allegedly led to snowballed into religious slurs being hurled. He was returning home to Khandawali village along with his brothers and cousins after shopping in Delhi for Eid.

Junaid's father challenged the Punjab and Haryana High Court's order of November 27, 2017, that had said there appeared to be no "deliberate attempt" to derail the investigation in the matter and the case had no "national or global ramifications". The investigating agency deliberately acted with undue haste because the crime had caused a nationwide outcry.

The petition said the probe so far had ensured that the victims would not get justice.

"The true nature of the crime has been subjected to cover up".

The CBI had also refused to take over the investigation, last year, on grounds that the case did not fall within the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court for transfer from the state police.

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