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Kathua rape: SC seeks J&K's response on transfer of trial

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday sought the government's response on a plea for transfering the trail of the rape and murder case to Chandigarh.

Seeking the response, a bench headed by directed the state to provide adequate security to the victim's family, their Deepika Singh Rajawat, her family and -- a member of local Bakerwal community -- who is helping the victim's family in the case.

The court order came on victim father's plea seeking transfer of trial and protection.

Indira Jaising, appealing for the victim's father, expressed satisfaction with the investigation and told the court that they wanted transfer of the trail so that it could be a fair one.

The court directed the next hearing of the matter on April 27.

All the eight accused in the rape and murder case were earlier produced before the (CJM) of in as the trial started on Monday.

Under heightened security the eight, including Sanji Ram, the alleged mastermind of the heinous crime, were produced before CJM Kathua, A.S. Langeh, who then postponed the hearing in the matter to April 28.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 16:04 IST