Ram Madhav, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP’s) National General Secretary, on Saturday clarified that the party ministers, who went to Kathua on March 1 amid the ongoing protests regarding the rape case of an eight-year-old, were there to pacify them, and not to support them.
He said that the ministers’ intention was not to hamper the investigation going on in the case. Madhav was addressing the media where he clarified the party’s stand on the Kathua rape case.
Madhav said, “On 1 March, a huge crowd gathered in Kathua & our ministers went there to pacify them. A misunderstanding took place, they should have been more alert. Their intention was not to hamper the investigation. Allegations on them being pro-rapists aren't true.”
Madhav added that the police had completed their investigation in the Kathua gang rape case which had shaken the whole country. He said that the charge sheet is completed and the police have arrested eight people related with the gang rape of the eight-year-old girl.
Madhav informed that the police officers who were involved in destroying the evidence of the case had also been arrested.
“Kathua Rape Case has shaken the entire nation. Police had begun investigation in January & completed it in around three months. Chargesheet is completed. Eight people have been arrested including the police officers who were involved in destroying evidence,” said Madhav.
Madhav also informed the media that the ministers, who were termed as pro-rapists, had decided to resign from their posts, and their resignations will be forwarded to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday.
Madhav said, “The ministers decided that they will resign from their post. We held discussions on it and their resignation will be sent to Jammu And Kashmir Chief Minister today. The state party president will send the resignations of two ministers to J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti later today. Further decisions will be taken by her.”