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Congress seeks court-monitored probe into Kathua case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Nabi Azad on Monday demanded a court-monitored inquiry into the rape and murder case as, he said, there is no faith left in the Central and state governments.

"There should be court-monitored inquiry, like what the has ordered into Unnao case. Court, either or Jammu High Court, should take a suo motu decision," Azad told the media here.

He said he was ashamed to see how the for the victim's family was being threatened allegedly by other lawyers.

"I am ashamed to see these people who are threatening her (advocate). I will write to the (Mehbooba Mufti) that she should be given police protection and those who are threatening her should be arrested as abettors of crime," he said.

Deepika S. Rajawat, the advocate, has alleged receiving threats from and told the media that she fears for her life.

In the case, a minor girl from the Bakarwal community was found dead and mutilated in the woods on January 17, after having gone missing for a week.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 22:08 IST
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