The Bombay High Court will hear final arguments on April 12 on a CBI petition challenging the acquittal of two accused by a lower court who were booked for drugging and raping British teenager Scarlett Keeling on Anjuna coast in 2008.
The Goa Children's Court had in 2016 acquitted the accused, Samson D’Souza and Placido Carvalho, booked under the IPC for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, assault or use of criminal force on a woman with an intent to outrage her modesty and administering a stupefying drug with an intent to cause hurt.
The CBI challenged the acquittal of the two in the High Court in February last year. A Goa bench of justices Prithviraj Chavan and N.M. Jamdar has fixed the hearing for April 12 for final arguments on the CBI’s plea.
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