Kathua rape case: Mehbooba Mufti to ask for fast track court

Kathua rape case PDP wants two BJP ministers out may break alliance

Kathua rape case: Mehbooba Mufti to ask for fast track court

Earlier, Mufti lauded the people of Jammu for dismissing communal forces and their unwavering support for justice to an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua.

The J&K government also made a decision to terminate the accused policemen from his service.

PDP has demanded that forest minister Chaudhary Lal Singh and industries and commerce minister Chander Prakash Ganga be removed for their alleged support and participation in protests against investigations into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.in Kathua.

According to the reports, the state government has terminated the services of a sub-inspector, a head constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) accused in the crime.

He said the resignation letters were now being forwarded to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

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Mehbooba Mufti is in Srinagar to meet party legislators and senior ministers to discuss the future course of action on the case. "Our state chief Sat Sharma sent us to the rally", Ganga said.

The rape and killing of the girl, who belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community, has become a national issue.

The BJP today made a decision to forward the resignation letters of the ministers - Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga - to the Chief Minister. "Therefore, keeping in mind the perception and general situation, the two BJP leaders, after holding consultations with the prime minister and other senior leaders of the party, chose to submit their resignations".

"There may be a change of portfolio of one minister who has also been playing the communal card to keep the Jammu region on boil over the arrest of culprits in Kathua case", sources said. This step will ensure justice to the family of the eight-year-old deceased victim. "Despite concerns and warnings by democratic forces in and outside the state about this opportunist alliance, the PDP gave damn to it and today they have put a sensitive state like J&K in deep crisis", he said. "I want to thank people of Jammu for standing united against the gory crime", she said.

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