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Kathua case: SC asks J-K govt to protect victim's kin, lawyer

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today directed the government to provide security to the family of the eight-year-old gangrape and murder victim, the and a family friend assisting them in pursuing the case.

The apex court also took note of a plea of the victim's father seeking transfer of the trial of the case from Kathua, preferably to Chandigarh and sought response of the

During the hearing, the victim's father expressed satisfaction with the probe so far, conducted by Police and opposed the plea for CBI investigation demanded by others.

A bench comprising and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the to provide adequate security at the observation home where a juvenile accused has been kept and fixed the next date of hearing on April 27.

The bench said those policemen providing security to the victim's family and others will be in plain clothes.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 15:45 IST