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Kathua rape: SC agrees to hear plea on shifting of case outside J&K

Kathua rape: SC agrees to hear plea on shifting of case outside J&K

 Apr 16, 2018

The Supreme Court has decided to hear the plea of Kathua rape victim's father seeking safety and security of his family members and shifting of trial from Jammu and Kashmir to Chandigarh at 1400 hrs on Monday.

The victim's father, this morning, knocked the doors of the Apex Court seeking safety and security of his family members and transfer of the trial from Jammu and Kashmir Court to Chandigarh Court.

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising, appearing for the victim's father, mentioned before the three-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, that victim's family safety and security was very important and thereby sought it.

The father also sought a direction from the Apex Court for transfer of the trial from Kathua in J&K Court to Chandigarh Court.

After hearing the mentioning by Jaising, the Apex Court bench said, ' We would hear the matter today at 1400 hrs.' (UNI)



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