KATHUA/SRINAGAR: BJP MLA and Ex Forest Minister Choudhary Lal Singh who was forced to resign last week for rallying in support of the accused in horrific rape-and-murder of Kathua girl on Tuesday began a march to demand CBI probe into the case. Singh and his colleague, Chander Prakash Ganga, resigned last week after outrage over their participation in a rally organized by Hindu Ekta Manch – a Hindu group – to support the accused in the horrific case.
“The fight is for justice only and its will be done with identifying real culprits,” Singh said while addressing hundreds of supporters at Satwari Chowk in Jammu as he began his Kathua march. “She was our own daughter. We are fighting to punish her culprits but it is unfortunate that people living far away are interpreting this case without knowing the facts,” he said. It is worth pointing out here that Lal Singh’s march began a day after Jammu and Kashmir governor accepted the resignations.
Eight accused have been arrested in the case by the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police. According to the police chargesheet, the minor girl was gangraped and drugged during her captivity at a temple in Rasana. The custodian of the temple, Sanji Ram, is believed to be mastermind of the case.