Mehbooba Mufti requests J&K High Court to fast track Kathua rape case

Laverne Higgins
April 14, 2018

"The people at the event said that we do not trust the investigation, and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry". "What is required now is to initiate criminal proceedings against all those who obstructed the process of justice to the victim", MLA Kulgam said.

Madhav, sources said, was told in no uncertain terms by the prime minister that the party has to act against the tainted ministers who had proffered support to the agitation demanding a CBI probe into the case and release of the accused.

Jammu: The rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir has caused annoyance across the country.

CM Mufti is scheduled to chair a high-level meeting of her party on Saturday to decide the future of alliance with BJP.

The BJP today made a decision to forward the resignation letters of the ministers - Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga - to the Chief Minister.

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"We appreciate our alliance partner who helped us in this case. Sometimes a lack of discretion does not tantamount of any guilt.that has led to certain misconceptions about them (two ministers) also, so they decided they will quit as ministers", he responded, when asked about the two ministers having termed the action of the Crime Branch as "jungle raj" and warned police from arresting anyone. I see that as a confidence building measure. According to the charge sheet, special police officers (SPO) Deepak Khajuria and Surender Verma, head constable Tilak Raj and sub-inspector Anand Dutta were involved in the ghastly crime.

A People's Democratic Party (PDP) source speaking to news agency ANI, said the fast-track court is likely to deliver its verdict in the case within 90 days.

Her attackers, which included temple official and policemen, drugged and gang raped her over days before finally killing her and dumping her body in a forest nearby, seven days later.

The girl, belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in the district, was sedated time and again before being raped and killed.

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