Kathua Rape-Murder Case LIVE updates: All accused plead not guilty, say ready for narco test

16 April 2018, 04:11 PM
Source: PTI
Source: PTI

The trial in the gruesome Kathua rape and murder case began on Monday against eight accused who allegedly held an eight-year-old girl in captivity for a week and sexually assaulted her before being bludgeoned to death.

The accused include a juvenile against whom a separate charge sheet was filed.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed two special public prosecutors, both Sikhs, for the trial in the sensitive case, a move being seen as made to ensure “neutrality” in view of Hindu-Muslim polarisation over the case.

The trial is expected to go smoothly after the Jammu Bar association as well as the Kathua Bar received a rap on the knuckles by the Supreme Court on April 13 as the apex court took a strong note of some lawyers obstructing the judicial process in the case.

Live Updates:

# 11: 30 AM: Juvenile arrested in Kathua rape and murder case moves bail application before a judicial magistrate, to be heard later today.

# 11:25 AM: Surat Rape Case: 8-year-old girl was held captive, gang-raped, tortured: Gujarat Police

# 11: 20 AM: Kathua district and sessions judge asks state Crime Branch to give copies of chargesheet to accused, fixes April 28 as next date of hearing.

# 11:15 AM: Court directed that chargesheet copies should be provided to all accused, we are ready for narco tests. Next date of hearing is April 28: Ankur Sharma, Counsel for accused.

# 11: 13 AM: All eight accused in Kathua rape and murder case plead not guilty, ask district and sessions judge for narco test.

Also Read: I can be raped or killed: Lawyer of Kathua victim's family claims threat ahead of trial

# 11: 10 AM: Everything will be clear after Narco test: One of the accused in #Kathua case after hearing at District Court.

#10:07 AM: Full chargesheet copy has not been provided to us, we are depending on information from social media.We are handicapped: Aseem Sahni, Counsel for accused constable Tilak Raj 

# 09:12 AM: Hearing in Kathua rape and murder case to take place today at the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate

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First Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 09:22 AM
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