Politics

Sack those cabinet ministers who supported accused in Kathua case: Omar tells Mehbooba

Srinagar: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Friday said that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti should sack the two cabinet ministers who had supported the the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case.

While addressing a rally in support of the accused in Kathua, Chander Prakash Ganga, industries minister and Choudhry Lal Singh, forest minister, had made provocative speeches in their address.

“Those ministers who in support of accused in Asifa case took out a rally, those ministers who threatened police and told them that enquiry should not happen in this case, those ministers who raised fingers at their own police force, those ministers who said that there is a jungle raj over here, those minters don’t have any right to stay in cabinet,” Omar said.

The former Chief Minister asked Mehbooba to act the way she acted in the case of former Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu.

“Mehbooba Mufti should act like she responded in Drabu case. I think Haseeb Drabu sahab had not done such a big crime than these two BJP ministers have done. I think if Mehbooba Mufti did bravery by sacking Drabu, today she also has to show same courage by acting against these two ministers”.

Lawyers in Kathua recently tried to prevent the Crime Branch to file the chargesheet in the rape and murder case of the an eight year old girl. However the police, after calling reinforcements filed the chargesheet.

The Jammu and Kashmir police registered a case against the lawyers for obstructing Crime Branch from filing charge sheet in Kathua rape and murder case at the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Kathua.

Mehbooba Mufti, after the protest and the strike call given the Jammu Bar Association said that law won’t be obstructed due to the actions or statements of a group of people.

Nine accused, including the alleged mastermind Sanji Ram – an ex-bureaucrat – and his son vishal Kumar, a police head constable, two SPOs and a sub-inspector of police, have been arrested in the case.

Recently, the DNA report suggested that the eight year old  Kathua girl was being held captive in a temple.

Nine accused, including the alleged mastermind Sanji Ram – an ex-bureaucrat – and his son vishal Kumar, a police head constable, two SPOs and a sub-inspector of police, have been arrested in the case.

Ram  surrendered before the police on March 20. His surrender came after the arrest of his son Vishal – a BSc Agriculture student -from Meerut area of Uttar Pradesh.

Ram, said to be linked with the Hindu Ekta Manch, allegedly motivated special police officer Deepak Khajuria to kidnap, rape and murder the eight-year-old victim with the intention of driving out nomadic families of Muslim origin from Jammu’s Rasana village.

Earlier, it came to fore that how the police had initially botched up the probe by destroying crucial evidence. 

On January 17, body of minor girl was found in the forests near Rasana, Hiranagar. The girl had been missing for a week. According to police, she had been abducted and raped by an SPO Deepak Khajuria, who was a part of the team sent out find her when she was missing.

The investigation of the Crime Branch further revealed that she had been drugged so that she couldn’t cry for help.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top