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#Kathua: BJP accepts resignation of its two J&K ministers

#Kathua: BJP accepts resignation of its two J&K ministers

Later, during investigation, the police arrested the caretaker and alleged that he was the mastermind of kidnapping, rape and killing of the girl from a nomadic tribe with an ulterior motive of terrifying the community and drive them out of the village. As per a report in the Times of India, the police will now match the call records of the accused and the victim and try to ascertain their locations at the time of calls.

Earlier, the counsel for the CBI submitted an application seeking ten days long PCR of Shashi Singh pleading that the probing team had to collect evidences against the accused MLA in the case. CBI officials said they would question the MLA at length and would take him to Unnao to reconstruct the scene of the crime and to collect evidence against him. After the meeting which was chaired by Mufti, her lieutenant Syed Naeem Akhter who is also works minister and chief spokesman of the State government told reporters that the PDP "appreciated" the BJP's support on the issue.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a stopover in Berlin on April 20 after concluding his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom, the External Affairs Ministry said today.

Day after the Central BJP forwarded the resignations of two JK Ministers to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, CM has forwarded them to Governor for further action. Madhav was present in the meeting in which all BJP lawmakers and other party functionaries were present to take a final call on the future course of the party with its alliance partner PDP. A group of lawyers also tried to stop the police from filing a charge sheet against the accused. The ministers, however, clarified on Saturday that they were sent for the protest march by party state president Sat Sharma. The girl was kidnapped on January 10 and her body was found on January 17.




The police have arrested eight persons including the custodian of the temple, his son and two SPOs for their alleged involvement in the crime.

Madhav had on Saturday said, "That is why they had to resign".

He accused the Congress party of playing double standards. "It was sheer indiscretion on their part", he said.

Asked about the demand for a CBI probe into the incident, the BJP leader said: "It is now for the court to decide".


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