Reiterating that law of the land is supreme and justice will prevail in Asifa rape and murder case, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said there is no scope for any misunderstanding about the nature of the investigation or the process being followed.
Without naming coalition partner, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)'s demand for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the case, Mufti said some people are creating misgivings about the process in the Kathua case.Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Chief Minister said, “Some people are creating misgivings about the progress in the Kathua case. There is no scope for any misunderstanding about the nature of the investigation or the process followed.”
“The case is being investigated thoroughly by a very competent police authority under the supervision of the highest court of the state. Any rally or demonstration in support of the accused is unethical. The law of the land is supreme & justice will prevail”.A number of senior BJP leaders, including two ministers in the coalition government, have openly joined Hindu Ekta Manch (HEM) demanding a CBI probe alleging that they have no faith in the Crime Branch (CB) of Jammu and Kashmir police investigation. Union minister in the Prime Minister Office (PMO) Dr. Jitender Singh also said that government should also listen to the demand of locals who are demanding CBI investigation.
However, PDP leaders, rejecting the demand for CBI probe said the investigation by Crime Branch under the High Court was progressing in the right direction. The main opposition National Conference (NC), Congress and separatists have also criticised HEM and BJP for taking out processions with tri-colour in their hands in support of those involved in the crime.The CB has recently filed a report in the High Court about the case.The body of Asifa was recovered after a week in Kathua after she was raped and later killed. The CB has arrested a Special Police Officer (SPO) and two other police personnel in connection with the case. Locals under the banner of HEM are protesting almost daily demanding CBI probe. (UNI)