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India arrest politician in alleged rape case as outrage mounts

Kathua, Unnao Gang Rape: BJP Losing Plot Kathua Rape Case: After Modi Breaks His Silence, Two BJP J&K Ministers Quit
Ellis Copeland | 16 April, 2018, 10:58

"Taking into consideration the situation and the general perception, the two ministers in consultation with party leaders made a decision to resign from their posts, " said BJP's national general secretary Ram Madhav after chairing a meeting of the party leaders in Jammu. On Saturday, the party chose to forward them to the CM to diffuse crisis in the ruling BJP-PDP coalition.

However, Singh and Ganga and also the relatives of the accused and supportive Jammu groups have reiterated the demand for a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

JAMMU: Lashing out at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for failing, as in-charge home, in tracing the Kathua rape and murder victim, Choudhary Lal Singh has demanded her resignation.

On Saturday night, the CBI arrested a woman in connection with the Unnao gangrape case.

A special investigation team, formed to probe the incident, has arrested eight people, including two special police officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destroying evidence.

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Protests break out across the country over Kathua, Unnao rape cases
The 08-year-old girl was held captive in a temple, sedated and gang-raped multiple times before being murdered by the accused. On Friday, when the girl was playing outside, Jena lured her to his house with chocolates and raped her, police said.


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However, some BJP leaders are lobbying hard that Singh and Ganga should not be taken back.

On Saturday, the victim, who along with her mother and uncle, were brought here under tight security in the morning, underwent tests at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.

"We (SCs) constitute 16% of the population, but this government provides just 5.5% for the SCs in the 2018-19 budget", Selja said, pointing out that the schemes for SCs have been reduced and the backlog of the SCs in the government not filled wondering if this is the commitment for Dalits that the PM was talking. However, sources said the final decision on cabinet reshuffle could be taken only after a report was submitted to Shah. These two ministers had gone to pacify the people, but subsequently, their presence was mistaken for trying to shield the accused. He confirmed that both Singh and Ganga were at Sunday's meet headed by Madhav.

The audio went viral within no time and the policeman was suspended soon after. It will be done only after officials shift from winter capital Jammu to summer capital Srinagar following the Durbar Move, they added. While Chandra Prakash Ganga had termed the arrest of the men as "jungle raj", Lal Singh said, "Why such a hullabaloo on the death of this one girl. many such girls have died here". "We will react only after a decision is taken in this regard by the BJP".

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