Congress seeks court-monitored probe into Kathua case
New Delhi April 16 (IANS) Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday demanded a court-monitored inquiry into the Kathua rape and murder case as he said there is no faith left in the Central and state governments.
"There should be court-monitored inquiry like what the Allahabad Court has ordered into Unnao case. Court either Supreme Court or Jammu High Court should take a suo motu decision " Azad told the media here.
He said he was ashamed to see how the advocate for the Kathua victim s family was being threatened allegedly by other lawyers.
"I am ashamed to see these people who are threatening her (advocate). I will write to the Chief Minister (Mehbooba Mufti) that she should be given police protection and those who are threatening her should be arrested as abettors of crime " he said.
Deepika S. Rajawat the advocate has alleged receiving threats from Jammu Bar Council President B.S. Slathia and told the media that she fears for her life.
In the Kathua case a minor girl from the Bakarwal community was found dead and mutilated in the woods on January 17 after having gone missing for a week.