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Jammu and Kashmir CM Mufti furious over use of Tiranga in rally by Hindu group demanding release of rape accused

Mehbooba Mufti Made The Comments In Context To The Rally Taken Out By Hindu Exta Manch On Thursday In Jammu Demanding Immediate Release Of Deepak Khajuria, A Special Police Officer, Who Was Arrested Last Week By The State Police In Connection To Rape And Murder Of A Minor.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 16 Feb 2018, 05:10:45 PM
Jammu and Kashmir CM Mufti furious over use of Tiranga in rally by Hindu group demanding release of rape accused (File Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir CM Mufti furious over use of Tiranga in rally by Hindu group demanding release of rape accused (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday condemned the use of the Indian national flag by a right-wing group during a rally called by a right wing group to demand release of a police officer accused in rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl.

Mufti made the comments in context to the rally taken out by Hindu Exta Manch on Thursday in Jammu demanding immediate release of Deepak Khajuria, a special police officer, who was arrested last week by the state police in connection to rape and murder of a minor.

The Jammu and Kashmir chief minister showing her anguish wrote on Twiiter, “Appalled by the marches & protests in defense of the recently apprehended rapist in Kathua.”

She added, “Also horrified by their use of our national flag in these demonstrations, this is nothing short of desecration. The accused has been arrested & the law will follow its course.”

Also read | Jammu and Kashmir: Special police officer arrested for raping, murdering 8-year-old nomad girl

The accused Deepak was arrested by the state police from Kathua last week for brutally murdering a seven-year-old nomad girl. Police have lodged FIR against him under POSCO Act and other relevant IPC sections.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Crime Branch Alok Puri soon after his arrest had said, “We have evidence against Khajuria. He was arrested by the Special Investigation Team.”

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First Published : 16 Feb 2018, 05:10:18 PM
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