Kathua rape and murder: J&K CM accepts BJP ministers' resignations

CBI registers 3 cases in Unnao gangrape case MLA being questioned

Kathua: Crisis in BJP-PDP coalition averted after 2 ministers resign

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday accepted the resignations of two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers Chandra Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh. The two ministers were accused of attending a rally in support of the culprits in the Kathua rape case.

Reacting to the possibility of Singh and Ganga being brought back to the cabinet, PDP spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir said, "It is too premature for me to make any comment".

He said the BJP president will forward the resignations to the chief minister for further action.

"Mehbooba Mufti should introspect. what had the two ministers (who resigned) done?" We are the girl's well-wishers.

"The BJP wants justice for the victim and there are no two opinions on that".

In the eight-minute audio, Suneet Kumar Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) of Mauranipur police station, was allegedly told Lekhraj Yadav - accused in dozens of murder, kidnapping and extortion cases - that his name tops the state police's encounter list. Both the ministers had maintained yesterday that they had been sent by the party to Kathua to understand the ground situation.

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Engler said that release "provided an unnecessary amount of detail" and that some saw it as "violating privacy expectations". Engler said in a statement Friday night that he met with Lorincz and her mother to hear her experience as a survivor .

On Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Sengar in connection with the alleged rape of 17-year-old-girl in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district. They had never supported the accused, the report mentioned.

Scenes last week of lawyers trying to stop police from entering court to file charges against the accused sparked nationwide revulsion.

The residence of a Supreme Court judge who is monitoring the corruption cases against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif came under firing by unknown gunmen today, triggering widespread condemnation in Pakistan. Singh said, "I gave resignation on moral values".

Within hours of taking over the investigation, the CBI brought Sengar, who had remained untouched by the state police, to its office in Lucknow, where he was questioned for almost 16 hours before being taken into custody on Saturday.

We are not at all satisfied with the inquiry.

"We (SCs) constitute 16% of the population, but this government provides just 5.5% for the SCs in the 2018-19 budget", Selja said, pointing out that the schemes for SCs have been reduced and the backlog of the SCs in the government not filled wondering if this is the commitment for Dalits that the PM was talking. "There are certain inherent defects in the investigation", said Gagan Basotra, in charge of the association.

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