April 26, 2018

Gave resignation on moral grounds: BJP JandK minister

15 April 2018, 10:41 | Taylor George

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Union minister of human resource development Prakash Javadekar addresses a press conference on the issue of Kathua and Unnao rape case at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday

Following the arrest of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with Unnao rape case, posters appeared here in one of the localities here prohibiting the entry of any BJP leaders.

Sources told Rising Kashmir that Mehbooba has accepted the resignation of the two BJP ministers and forwarded it to the Governor N N Vohra.

The nabbed person has been identified as Shashi Singh. As per the claims of the victim herself she was raped by the accused MLA on June 4, 2017.

According to the postmortem report, the father was not given proper treatment at the judicial custody.

JAMMU: Lashing out at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for failing, as in-charge home, in tracing the Kathua rape and murder victim, Choudhary Lal Singh has demanded her resignation.

He was arrested the same day after the Allahabad High Court ordered said that Sengar was "influencing" the law and order machinery after pulling up the state government a day before for the delay in action against the lawmaker.

On January 17, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

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In her complaint to police, now part of the CBI FIR, the victim's mother had alleged that Shashi Singh had lured her daughter to Sengar's residence where he raped her.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) wanted to interrogate Sengar for 14 days but the court granted the probe agency only a week-long remand. "We actually acted very fast, the state government and Police acted swiftly".

With opposition led by Congress mounting a massive attack, BJP's image has suffered a considerable blow.

He had said that BJP would stand with Hindu Ekta Manch "to have the case referred to the CBI".

The present turmoil and tension in the Jammu region could further escalate in case the Jammu-based ministers continued to remain glued to power, said Harsh Dev Singh, the party chairman.

The senior BJP leader said the resignation of the ministers was to address the fears of not only its ally PDP and the people of Jammu and Kashmir but also the entire nation.

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