Kathua Rape Rally: BJP Sends Resignations Of Its 2 Ministers To Mehbooba

Kathua Rape Rally: BJP Sends Resignations Of Its 2 Ministers To Mehbooba

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It's end of the road for the two senior BJP ministers as CM Mufti accepted their resignation on Sunday and forwarded it to Governor.

Senior BJP leaders said by rallying behind the supporters of the alleged rape-and-murder accused, the ministers has damaged the real reason for which they were voted to power in 2014 Assembly elections - securing interests of people in Jammu region.

The minor girl had alleged that she was raped by Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the BJP legislator from Unnao, and his brother past year, but the police refused to take any action against them. Mehbooba Mufti as state Home Minister has also dismissed all the cops of Hira Nagar Police Station who have been found accused in the case. "And if PDP and BJP continue to resolve their issues like this, I see there is no substitute to this alliance".

The two ministers had resigned following accusations of supporting the culprits. "Heartening to see the Supreme Court take cognisance of the attempted obstruction of justice by some lawyers in the brutal Kathua rape and murder case reminding us once again of the greatness of this nation", she wrote.

BJP spokesperson Sunil Seth said the final decision to induct ministers would be taken by party high command. I see that as a confidence-building measure.


The victim went missing while grazing horses in Rasana village of Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua on January 17.

On the plea for a CBI probe saying the investigations have been completed in three months and a charge sheet has been submitted in the court.

Eight people have been arrested over the killing, including four police officers and a minor.

Additional chief judicial magistrate Sunil Kumar said starting Saturday evening, the police custody will continue till 10am on April 21.

The BJP on Sunday demanded that the main opposition Congress party sack its state leader in Jammu and Kashmir after he suggested the police investigation was politically motivated. CBI sources said Shashi too has claimed that she was in Kanpur with her husband on the day of the rape. Madhav accused the Congress party of playing double standards.

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