In a significant development, two prime accused in Kathua gangrape and murder case have moved the apex court opposing the plea of the victim’s father seeking transfer of trial outside the state, preferably to Chandigarh.
The two accused, Sanji Ram and Vishal Jangotra, have been chargesheeted by the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police in the Kathua case.
Sanji Ram and Jangotra have also sought transfer of probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
They have also sought to be impleaded as parties in the petition filed by the father of the victim.
Recently, a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had ordered the state police to grant security to the family of the victim, their friend and their lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat.
The top court had also said it would later decide on the prayer for transfer of case out of Kathua in Jammu after the state government filed its reply.