Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Minister says,Can Go for CBI probe,Slams CM Mehbooba

Jammu: In a new turn of events to the ongoing controversy over CBI probe into the alleged rape and murder of a minor Gujjar girl in Kathua, Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said there was no harm in having a CBI probe into the case.

Singh  also slammed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for making “judgemental remarks,” saying, “We have courts to decide about someone’s crime.”

“No politician or any official, at any high position, has right to make judgemental remarks on such sensitive issues. We have courts to decide as to who is criminal and who is innocent. It is not the job of any official or politician to make such remarks,” Jitendra Singh said while talking to a local news..

Union Minister Jitendra Singh, who is the Member of Parliament from the Kathua-Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat, said, “If people feel that they don’t have faith in the police or Crime Branch investigation and the case needs to be handed over to the CBI, I don’t think, there is any problem in handing over the case to the CBI. If the state government does so and recommends it to the Centre, we will definitely act on it.”

,the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had tweeted on February 15.

So far, a juvenile and two special police officers have been arrested in connection with the rape and murder case. Local people, headed by a BJP leader under the banner of Hindu Ekta Manch, took out a protest rally in Hiranagar, alleging that the Crime Branch was conducting “biased” investigation under “political pressure” and demanded a CBI probe into the case.

The Kathua administration has already imposed Section 144, CrPC, in Hiranagar sub-division, saying, “some people are creating trouble by raising undue demands, which are not mandated of the district administration and such actions by these people are causing interference in the ongoing investigation as well as destroying the harmony in the district and hence undesirable.”

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