Kathua Rape Case: Crime Branch Did a Good Job, Says DGP

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Two BJP Ministers, who addressed the Hindu Ekta Manch rally after the rape and murder of a minor in Kathua, submitted their resignations to the party on Friday.

In a Facebook post, Pinarayi strongly condemned the incident and said that the country should hang its heads in shame before the world, thinking about these "good days".

Asserting that the culprits in the case must be punished, he said if someone is not satisfied with the probe, he can move the court and put forth his point.

In the morning, the case was mentioned before the bench.

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Meanwhile, the lawyers, who have been demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the case, had earlier stopped the police from filing charge-sheets against the accused. The body of the girl was recovered on January, 17 a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area.

Jammu has been on tenterhooks since the brutal incident. "How can we take note of it without anything?" "Now the party legislators are meeting tomorrow to decide the fate of both the ministers", BJP state general secretary Ashok Koul said over the phone.

Undeterred by communal hatred, a Kashmiri Pandit police officer, Ramesh Kumar Jalla, continued to investigate the case and established details of how the girl was gang-raped inside the temple. "I have some questions to the people of J&K and Indian people that did you think that this crime bring a shame for Hindu community", he asked according to the statement issued to KNS. "There were some attempts to destroy evidence", he said. It's a heinous crime. "Now, they have produced the challan (charge sheet) in the court for judicial determination", he said.

In a major climbdown, senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh expressed satisfaction over the investigation of the Crime Branch in the rape and murder case.