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Government will not allow law to be obstructed: Mehbooba

The CM said justice will be delivered to the 8-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Kathua district of Jammu in January

Statesman News Service | Jammu | Updated :

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that her government will not allow the law to be obstructed, and justice will be delivered to the 8-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Kathua district of Jammu in January.

Reacting to the attempts of certain elements to politicise the issue of rape and murder of the girl, Mehbooba tweeted: “The law will not be obstructed by the irresponsible actions and statements of a group of people. Proper procedures are being followed, investigations are on fast track and justice will be delivered.”

The lawyers and various other parties in Jammu are demanding that the case be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for proper investigation. Two BJP ministers had earlier supported the demand at a rally of Hindu Ekta Manch that accused the J-K Police’s crime branch of harassing “innocent” people of the community in the name of investigations.

Former chief minister and leader of the opposition, Omar Abdullah, criticised Mehbooba for not taking action against these ministers.

“What rubbish! They are HER ministers, not the Hon(ourable) PM’s. The way for her to express her displeasure is to sack them in Jammu not come & leak her alleged displeasure in Delhi,” Omar tweeted.

He was responding to tweets by a journalist from a TV channel in which she had said that during her meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Mehbooba had expressed displeasure over the BJP ministers’ actions with regard to the case. However, the journalist later pulled down the tweet.

“So even her displeasure wasn’t genuine & the tweet has had to be deleted so that a corrected version could be issued,” Omar said.