Kathua rape and murder: BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh leads march in Jammu and Kashmir for CBI probe
BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh on Sunday led a march in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, seeking a CBI probe into Kathua rape and murder case.
Jammu: Former state minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Choudhary Lal Singh on Sunday led a march in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, seeking a CBI probe into Kathua rape and murder case.
Lal Singh walked barefoot for nearly five hours after which his supporters urged him to get into a vehicle as he developed blisters on his feet.
The march was organised to mount pressure on the state government to have the Kathua rape and murder case investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Lal Singh and another senior BJP leader Chander Prakash Ganga resigned from the state cabinet following their participation in a rally organised by Hindu Ekta Manch in Hiranagar area in January this year.
The State Crime Branch has already filed a charge sheet against eight accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Rasana village of Kathua district.
On the plea of the victim's father, the Supreme Court has ordered that the trial of this case be held on a daily basis without any adjournment in Pathankot town of neighbouring Punjab.
Badal joined the party at the BJP headquarters in the presence of several leaders, including Union Minister Piyush Goyal. Recently, his absence from the Punjab chapter of the Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra had been noticed by state unit leaders
Senior leaders, including Modi and BJP president JP Nadda, have asked other state units to take a leaf out of the party's campaign in the western state