Kathua rape case: BJP ministers Lal Singh, Chander Prakash Ganga quit

  • Kathua rape case: BJP ministers Lal Singh, Chander Prakash Ganga quit

Kathua rape case: BJP ministers Lal Singh, Chander Prakash Ganga quit

Yesterday, on April 13, Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers who shielded the accused men in the Kathua rape case resigned from their post after coalition partner puts its pressure on saffron party. Watch News Nation's special show Nation Reporter to know more details regarding the same.

Madhav, who is the party's general secretary in-charge of the state, also said that the state government was told to withdraw the directive of the tribal affairs department on encroachments by nomads in forest land.

The crisis-manager for BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir Ram Madhav on Thursday evening had dropped hints of an impending face-saver for Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who had apparently been facing political heat to revisit ties with the saffron outfit.

The victim's body was recovered from Rassana forest in Kathua on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in a forest area. "Allegations on them being pro-rapists aren't true", Madhav added.

BJP leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, Chandra Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh have tendered their resignations from the state cabinet posts.

In his first comments on the gruesome incidents of rape in Unnao and Kathua, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called them as a "shame" for the country and asserted that the guilty will not be spared and daughters will get justice. We held discussions on it and their resignation will be sent to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister today. Explaining his stance further, Lal said, "I had gone there, (ministers) Bali (Bhagat) and (Abdul Gani) Kohli had gone to Nowshera and Sunderbani to listen to people".

The girl had disappeared from a spot near her house close to Rasana village on January 10.

"This case became an issue after the investigations of the Crime Branch led to arrest of the accused persons and a chargesheet was filed before the court of law".

Akthar said the PDP wants that the emotional bond created between Jammu and Kashmir and rest of the country due to the Kathua case to grow stronger. "As a country, as a society we all are ashamed of it", the Prime Minister said.

Informed sources said the state government terminated the services of a sub-inspector, a head constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) accused in the crime.