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Perjury case against 'hostile witness' in Kathua rape-murder case

IANS  |  Jammu 

THe Jammu and Kashmir branch that had presented a chargesheet in the rape-murder of a minor girl before the sessions court said on Thursday it has initiated proceedings against a "hostile witness."

The witness, alias 'Ajju' in his statement in the sessions court had retracted from the confessional statement he made earlier before a during the investigation of the case by state branch.

A branch officer said the Pathankot, Tejwinder Singh has served a notice on asking him to explain why action should not be initiated against him.

The confessional statement was made during investigation before a by The statement was recorded under Section 164-A on February 27.

Kumar had said that another accused Parvesh Kumar alias 'Mannu' had given him a detailed description of the rape and subsequent murder of the eight-year-old girl in Rasana village of Hiranagar tehsil of district.

The district and sessions court has summoned Ajay Kumar to appear on November 12 to explain his position.

The trial of the minor nomadic girl's rape and murder was transferred by the to for speedy day-to-day hearing keeping in view the enormity of the heinous crime.

The minor nomadic girl was kidnapped on January 10 and her body was found in the bushes in Rasana village on January 17.

Seven people have been accused of the heinous crime among whom a retired revenue official, Sanji Ram, is allegedly the mastermind.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 18:04 IST
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