Omar ups ante at Mehbooba

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Srinagar, Apr 12: Upping the ante at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over the reports that she expressed displeasure about two BJP ministers siding with rape accused in Kathua case with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah said the way for her to “express her displeasure” is to sack them in Jammu not come and leak her alleged displeasure in Delhi.
“Why? They aren’t his ministers, they are @MehboobaMufti’s ministers. The power to sack them rests with her, a simple letter to HE Gov is all it takes,” Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of the state, wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
“What rubbish! They are HER ministers, not the Hon PM’s. The way for her to “express her displeasure” is to sack them in Jammu not come & leak her alleged displeasure in Delhi,” he added.
Meanwhile, lashing out at people, including BJP minister, seeking the Asifa rape and murder case to be transferred from Crime Branch of state police to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Abdullah said J&K police is fine for them so long as the personnel are falling to militants bullets and getting injured in stone pelting but when it comes to investigating a wicked rape/murder suddenly they can’t be trusted.
Abdullah was reacting to a tweet which read, “The BJP Jammu spokesperson tells me they have no faith in J&K police crime branch investigation in Kathua rape; but isn’t the BJP in power in J&K and doesn’t police report to state govt. or is there one govt in Srinagar, and another in Jammu? #JusticeforAsifa.”
A group of lawyers even tried to prevent CB from producing the challan in the court on Monday. However, later with the help of police the challan was filed in the court. Seven persons were arrested by the CB in the rape and murder case. A number of BJP leaders and Kathua Bar Association are demanded that the case be handed over to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Two ministers of the BJP also joined protest against the arrest of accused, evoking massive condemnation from various organizations.