Kathua rape and Murder case: Crime Branch to submit status report to HC on March 9: IG Crime

Srinagar

Inspector general Crime, Syed Afadul Mujtaba Thursday said that Crime Branch will submit the status report on the Kuthua rape and murder case of the Kathua girl, to High Court on Friday.

IG Crime Branch Affadul Mujtaba late Thursday evening Said over the phone that they will submit the status report to High Court on Friday. “Few arrests have been made related to Kuthua case,” news gatherer quoted IG crime saying.

The rape and murder of Muslim girl have divided the ruling parties of the state. The BJP has been demanding to transfer the case to the CBI and to criticize the role of the Crime Branch, while the PDP has accused the BJP of communalizing the Kuthua incident.

Earlier the Jammu and Kashmir Police sub-inspector, who was the investigating officer in the Kathua rape-murder, has been detained. Also, a head constable was also arrested for botching up a probe into the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old Bakerwal girl in January.

Grotesque facts about the police’s involvement in subverting justice have emerged in the rape and murder of the minor girl.

The head constable was arrested on Wednesday evening by the Jammu and Kashmir crime branch, for alleged destruction of crucial evidence.

Special Police Officers, Deepak Khajuria and Surinder Sharma, and another youth have also been arrested.

Earlier, Hiranagar constable Tilak Raj was arrested for allegedly washing the victim’s clothes to get rid of blood stains right before sending them to the forensic investigators.

Sub-inspector Anand Dutta, the investigative officer in the case, is being questioned in connection with the alleged botching up of the probe.

“We are questioning the SI to see if he was aware of Tilak Raj’s act of destroying evidence,” sources said, reported CNN News 18.

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