‘Judgment vindicates Crime Branch's point of investigation’

Kashmir Magazine

Inspector General of Police of Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police Syed Afad Ul Mujtaba said that the judgment pronounced by the Special Court Pathankot in the gang rape and murder case of Kathua minor girl vindicates the point of investigation of the Crime Branch which conducted the investigation and filed charge sheet last year.

Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Mujtaba said "the judgment pronounced by the special Court Pathankot vindicates the points of the investigation of Jammu & Kashmir Crime Branch ".

Reacting to the punishments pronounced for the accused and the acquittal granted to one of the accused the IGP Crime Branch said "We will go through the contents of the judgment after receiving its copy and would seriously explore the possibility of going for an appeal against the acquittal of one of the accused and enhancement of the punish for six convicted in the case as we had sought capital punishment for the convicts".

It may be mentioned here that the Crime Branch was handed over the investigation of the case by the previous Mehbooba Mufti led PDP-BJP coalition government and the probe was fast tracked on the directions of then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in 2017.
The investigation conducted by the Crime Branch was concluded in record short time and the charge sheet was also submitted in short time.