No objection to hand over Kathua case to CBI: Jitendra Singh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 Apr 2018 09:23:06



THE Centre has no objection to the handing over of the Kathua rape and murder case to the CBI, provided the State Government comes out with a reference, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday.

“As far as we are concerned, we don’t have any problem or objection to hand over the case to the CBI. If the State Government comes out with a reference, we will hand over the case to the agency today itself,” Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

He added that the court was another option through which the case could go to the CBI. “As per my knowledge, a petition (for a CBI probe) is pending there,” he said.
The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, however, refused to answer any further questions and left. An eight-year-old girl was kidnapped on January 10 and her body was found on January 17 in the Kathua district.
During investigation, the state police’s crime branch alleged she was drugged and repeatedly raped before being killed