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J&K guv bats for daily trial of Kathua case

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

In a meeting with today, N N Vohra today voiced support for day-to-day trial of the rape-and-murder case, an official said.

Vohra also discussed with Mufti issues relating to the long-pending elections to the urban local bodies and panchayats, the said.

The stressed the importance of ensuring that the prosecution of the rape-and-murder case proceed on a day-to-day basis and no one must be allowed to disturb law and order under any circumstances, the added.

The body of an eight-year-old girl, belonging to the Bakarwal nomads, was recovered from a forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses.

On January 23, the government had handed over the case to the crime branch of the which formed a special investigation team (SIT) and arrested eight people in connection with the case. The trial in the case began yesterday.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:15 IST