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SC transfers Kathua gangrape case to Pathankot court, refuses CBI inquiry

While transferring the Kathua case to Pathankot Court, Supreme Court said day-to-day hearing would take place in the matter.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 07 May 2018, 16:05:01
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has today transffered the Kathua gangrape case, where an 8-year-old girl was drugged, gangraped and killed, to Pathankot court. 

While transferring the Kathua case to Pathankot Court, Supreme Court said day-to-day hearing would take place in the matter.

The apex court has also instructed in-camera proceedings would be held. Next date of hearing in the case is July 9.

However, it allowed the Jammu and Kashmir government to appoint a public prosecutor in Pathankot Court and also asked the J&K govt to provide security to the victim's family, their lawyer and witnesses.

Welcoming the verdict, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said, "Security is the main concern, we have adequate security in Pathankot."


 


First Published: 07 May 2018, 15:57:56

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