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Dhumal welcomes CBI probe into Kotkhai rape, murder case

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Former chief minister P K Dhumal today welcomed the probe into the rape and of a minor girl in Kotkhai, which, he said, was ordered under "mounting pressure" from the people.

The leader of opposition said people of the state have lost confidence in the police and investigating agencies.

"Ever since the has come to power, the law-and- order situation in the state has deteriorated. Criminals and anti-social elements have no fear of the law," Dhumal told reporters.

He suggested that the should have immediately accepted the demand of the victim's family for the probe.

The former CM also demanded a probe into the killing of forest guard Hoshiyar Singh.

"How can a person consume poison and climb the tree in a forest?" he asked.

Singh's body was found hanging from a tree in the forest of Karsog area in Mandi district on June 9.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 19:57 IST