Kathua rape case: Supreme Court to hear plea of victim's father seeking transfer of trial to Chandigarh
Jammu, Apr 16 (IBNS): In a new development to the Kathua rape case, father of eight-year old victim moved Supreme Court, seeking transfer of trail to Chandigarh, media reports said.
The top court has also agreed to hear the petition at 2 pm on Monday.
The father of Asifa, the victim, moved the top court as he believes her slain daughter won't get justice in Kathua. He is also worried about his family's security in the town of Jammu and Kashmir.
Trial has begun against the eight accused, including a juvenile, in the case which has left the nation shocked.
The alleged rape and murder of minor Asifa in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua area led to protests across the nation on Sunday.
Trial for the juvenile, involved in the incident, will take place in the designated court under the Juvenile Act.
Two special public prosecutors have been appointed by the state government in the incident.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday accepted the resignation of its two cabinet ministers- Lal Singh and CP Ganga- who took part in a rally supporting those accused of raping and killing a young girl in Kathua.
The resignations of Forest Minister Lal Singh and Industries Minister CP Ganga were earlier handed over to Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Earlier, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, who was here to attend the party’s legislature meeting, said that resignation letters are now being forwarded to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Candle light marches were conducted in several Indian cities on Sunday to protest against the alleged rape incidents in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Unnao area in Uttar Pradesh.
Marches took place in New Delhi and Mumbai, apart from several other Indian cities.
Away from Kathua incident, BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly raping a minor girl in Unnao town of the state.