Trial to proceed freely

Justice Aradhe also granted 10 days to the state government for filing any objections over the writ petition by the accused in the case seeking quashing of the CB probe and reinvestigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 25 2018 10:54PM | Updated Date: Apr 25 2018 10:54PM
Trial to proceed freely

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday ordered the trial in the Kathua gang-rape and murder case should go ahead freely, after hearing a petition seeking to dismiss the Crime Branch investigation into the gruesome incident. 

The petition seeking to throw out the damning charge-sheet by the CB was filed by the accused Sub Inspector Angad Dutta and Special Police Officer (SPO) Deepak Khajuria through their counsels, Advocates U K Jalali and Veenu Gupta.

“It is made clear that the trial court shall be free to proceed ahead with the trial of the case,” an order by Justice Aradhe said, referring to the ongoing trial of the case in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kathua. 

“I have considered the rival submissions made by the learned counsel for the parties. The question of interim relief as well as question of maintainability of the writ petition shall be examined on the next date of hearing.”

The petition is listed to be heard again on May 7. 

Justice Aradhe also granted 10 days to the state government for filing any objections over the writ petition by the accused in the case seeking quashing of the CB probe and reinvestigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation. 

The next date of hearing in the case has been fixed as May 7. GKNN