Sack Jitendra for obstructing investigation into Kathua case


The top court had initiated the case suo motu after some advocates brought to its notice that some lawyers were obstructing the lawyer who is appearing on behalf of the family of the Kathua rape and murder case victim in the court.

Hitting back at the Congress, the BJP today asked its president Rahul Gandhi to take action against his party's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir for saying the investigation into the incident "motivated".

"Yes, there has been indiscretion and it is for this that they chose to step down", he told reporters after the BJP legislature party meeting.

Kerala police has also registered a case against a former banker for offensive social media posts against the eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim.

Ms Mufti's People's Democratic Party and the BJP had nearly reached a breaking point after the two BJP leaders participated in a rally on March 1 to protest against the Crime Branch.

"If my husband, my son and nephew have done it, let them be hanged", said Darshana Devi, wife of retired revenue officer Sanjhi Ram, believed to be the prime conspirator in the crime. Mir is trying to politicise the case by instilling doubt in the public's mind about the investigation, " Javadekar said. Later on they marched through the market chanting slogans against BJP, criminals and against Jammu Bar Association. "We want justice to the poor departed soul whereas it is evident that the fringe elements are making it communal under an agenda", he said.

Meanwhile, the CBI on Saturday made a second arrest in the Unnao rape case as it took into custody Shashi Singh, the woman who allegedly took the victim to BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on the day of crime, officials said.

Singh served as the minister for forest in the BJP-PDP government in the state, while Ganga held the ministry for commerce and industries. "Those responsible for killing my daughter should be hanged till death", he said. The girl was kidnapped on January 10 and her body was found on January 17. Police say the attack on the minor was rooted in religious politics, with a group of local men planning to scare away the Bakarwals by simply kidnapping a girl.

The crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police filed a main charge sheet against the seven accused on Monday last and one separate charge sheet against another accused, who was earlier said to be a juvenile, at a court in Kathua district last Tuesday.