Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

SC to hear plea for transfer of Kathua trial at noon

SC to hear plea for transfer of Kathua trial at noon

Deepika Singh Rajawat, the lawyer for the victim's family, at the Supreme Court. He has filed a plea seeking security and transfer of the case outside Jammu and Kashmir. "Seeing that lawyers opposed it in Kathua and did not let the chargesheet proceed", a lawyer of the family said. The court also issued notice to the state on a petition filed by the victim's father that says the atmosphere in Jammu is highly polarised for a fair trial and the accused must be tried in Chandigarh.

The counsel for the victim, Deepika S Rajawat also expressed concerns regarding her own personal safety. She also said that the media has been wrongly portraying them as "pro-rapists".

The BCI chairman also said that the team will visit the state on April 20 to investigate the matter and after consulting all the persons concerned, it will submit its report to the bar council which will in turn submit its report before the apex court.

"The most unsafe situation in the world is one where people stand for injustice done to a child".

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The eight-year-old girl was allegedly kept captive in a small village temple in Kathua district for a week in January this year.

Adv Ashok Arora told KNS that the blocking of challan by the lawyers in Kathua amounts to contempt. "Authorities should take action against those lawyers who tried to prevent Crime Branch from filing the charge sheet", former Secretary SC Bar Association told KNS.

The chief judicial magistrate of Kathua will be committing one of the charge sheets, in which seven people have been named, to the sessions court for trial as mandated under the law. However, the court refused to hear the intervenors at this stage.

The accused's lawyer said they were "ready" for the narco tests.

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Sanji Ram, 60: He is the prime accused in the case. The nephew a minor was reminded about how he was beaten up by members of the Bakarwal community in the past. He was instigated by the uncle to commit the crime. She was then strangulated and her head hit with a stone twice leading to her death. The little girl was raped multiple times, even by police officer Deepak Khajuria. She claimed that the girl was not raped, but murdered and has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation over the same.

"This particular case also has very sensitive religious connotations".

The victim went missing on January 10; a week later her body was found in a forest near her house. Aseem Sahni, counsel for accused constable Tilak Raj, alleged that the Jammu and Kashmir police didn't provide chargesheet to them.

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