Kathua Rape: Prime accused move Supreme Court, oppose transfer of case

Two of the prime accused in the Kathua gangrape and murder case of a minor moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday opposing the plea of the victim’s father seeking transfer of trial outside J&K

Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

PTI

Two of the prime accused in the horrific gangrape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday April 25 moved the Supreme Court opposing the plea of the victim's father seeking transfer of trial outside the state, preferably to Chandigarh.

Sanji Ram and Vishal Jangotra, who have been charge-sheeted by the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police in the case, have also sought transfer of probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation besides seeking to be impleaded as parties in the petition filed by the father of the victim.

Recently, a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had ordered the state police to grant security to the family of the victim, their friend and their lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat. The top court had also said it would later decide on the prayer for transfer of case out of Kathua in Jammu after the state government filed its reply.

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