Kathua rape case: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti asks for fast track court to finish trial in 90 days

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 April 2018, 04:33 PM
Kathua rape case: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti asks for fast track court (Photo Source: PTI)
Kathua rape case: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti asks for fast track court (Photo Source: PTI)

In yet another unprecedented move, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has requested the J&K HC Chief Justice for the establishment of a special fast-track court to expedite the Kathua rape and murder case. This step will ensure justice to the family of the 8-year-old innocent.

The fast-track court is likely to deliver its verdict in the case within 90 days.

"J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti to request J&K HC Chief Justice for the establishment of special fast-track court for #KathuaRapeCase, which will be the first in the state & is expected to complete the trial in 90 days; accused Policeman are being terminated from service, say PDP sources," the news agency ANI tweeted.

Mufti has also asked for the termination of arrested officers in the Kathua rape case under Section 126-C and Article 311.

The official order regarding their termination is expected to be issued on Saturday evening.

The appointed judge in the case will be hearing the case of the gangrape and murder of 8-year-old girl only, till its closure.

Police had started investigations back in January in the case, which had shaken the conscience of the nation. The charge sheet is completed and as many as eight people have been arrested in connection with the case so far.

First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2018 01:35 PM
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