Kathua: Crisis in BJP-PDP coalition averted after 2 ministers resign

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Last week, Sengar was taken into seven-day police custody after a 17-hour interrogation session.

On Saturday, the CBI is trying to verify the claim of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar that he was attending a birthday function in Kanpur city at the time he was alleged to have committed rape on June 4, 2017. Victim's mother has also alleged in the FIR filed in this case that Shashi singh was present at the spot when the incident happened.

Asked about the demand for a CBI probe into the incident, the BJP leader said, "The police has completed the probe and now it is in the court of law". Later, her father was picked up by the police and allegedly beaten up in custody by the MLA's brother Atul Singh and his aides, following which he died in hospital.

The gruesome rape and murder of an eight year old child was not an isolated, spontaneous crime but the manifestation of a deeply repugnant and repressive politics that hinges on the harassment, intimidation and disempowerment of the nomadic Gujjar-Bakerwal communities. According to the post-mortem examination report, he had suffered serious injuries. The claims by victim's uncle come 2 days after the central investigative agency arrested accused MLA of the heinous crime against minor girl reported from Uttar Pradesh. She has also decided to make a new law which will make death penalty mandatory for raping of any minor in J&K.

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. Justice will be done. She also thanked media for taking up her battle that so far was a "lonely and losing battle".

Meanwhile, Mehbooba Mufti, who also holds the Home portfolio, terminated the services of a sub-inspector, a head constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) accused of the crime. Her strong views and attitude to take on any leader in the party is said to be worrying many.