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Police probe alleged leak on Pistorius case

Gauteng police say leaking information on the Oscar Pistorius case is irresponsible.

Oscar Pistorius leaves the Boschkop police station on February 14, 2013 in Pretoria East. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police said they were investigating reports that some of its officers might have leaked information to the media about the Oscar Pistorius murder case.

This was in response to a Sunday Times report which quoted a source close to the investigation on what occurred at the Paralympian's home in Pretoria on Thursday morning when he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death.

A Sunday Times report quoted a source close to the investigation revealing sensitive information.

The police denied leaking information to the media.

Pistorius, who has been charged with murder, is expected back in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Tuesday when he will apply for bail.

He appeared in court for the first time on Friday, and the state made it clear that it planned to argue a case of premeditated murder.

Police spokesperson Katlego Mogale said leaking information to the media was regarded as a very serious breach in police conduct.

"We are investigating the allegations considering that the case is sub judice."

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