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Jammu Bar Association demands CBI probe into Kathua rape case

ANI  |  Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] 

The Bar Association on Thursday demanded a (CBI)-led inquiry into the rape case, contending that the probe by the and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch was not fair.

"We have always maintained that the guilty should be punished and the fair probe should be carried out, that is why we want the case to be handed over to CBI. We have concrete evidence that the crime branch's investigation is not fair and we believe, it would not have been able to deliver justice to the victim," Bar Association BS Slathia said at a press conference, adding that there was a conspiracy to divide Jammu society on communal lines.

Slathia further denied that Wednesday's bandh was over the rape. He said the bandh was for two things- removal of Rohingya from Jammu, and withdrawal of minutes of the meeting of Affairs Department chaired by on February 14.

In January this year, an eight-year-old girl belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in district in was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed.

On Wednesday, the Police filed an FIR against the lawyers who tried to prevent Crime Branch officers from filing a charge sheet in a court on Monday in connection with the rape and murder of the girl in

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 15:10 IST