Srinagar, Apr 16: Putting the ball in Jammu and Kashmir government’s court, the Supreme Court on Monday asked it to reply by April 27 whether a plea to transfer the Kathua rape and murder case from the state’s courts to Chandigarh should be allowed.
According to the report, the father sought security for the victim’s family and lawyers representing them.
“In addition, his plea seeks a court direction to strengthen security at the juvenile home where a minor accused – one of eight men accused in total – in the case is being kept. The father will also seek a direction from the SC for a complete investigation into the rape and murder of his daughter,” stated the report.
Meanwhile, the Kathua district court Monday postponed the date for hearing the case to April 28.