#Kathua: SC seeks JK govt’s reply by April 27 on transfer of  Asifa’s case to Chandigarh

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday asked the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government for a reply by April 27 on whether a plea to transfer the Kathua rape and murder case from the state’s courts to Chandigarh should be allowed, reported Times of India.

The SC also asked the state government to provide security to the family and lawyer of the eight-year-old who was raped and murdered in Kathua in January.

The plea was filed by the father of the eight-year-old Asifa who was gang-raped, tortured and killed in Kathua in January. The plea asks that the case be heard in Chandigarh rather than in J&K.

“In addition, his plea seeks a court direction to strengthen security at the juvenile home where a minor accused – one of eight men accused in total – in the case is being kept,” report mentioned.

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