Accused seek narco test as Kathua trial begins
SC asks J&K if trial should be shifted
Jammu/Srinagar: The trial in the Kathua gang rape and murder case that has triggered nationwide outrage began on Monday before the court of principal sessions court judge Sanjay Gupta, with the seven accused pleading not guilty and volunteering to undergo a narco-analysis test.
The court also asked the crime branch of the Jammu and Kashmir police to give the accused copies of the chargesheet and fixed April The
SC sought J&K’s response to a petition filed by the victim’s father seeking shifting of the trial to Chandigarh. It also asked the state government to deploy cops in plain clothes to protect the girl’s family and lawyers. 28 as the next date of hearing. The eighth accused in the case is a juvenile who moved a bail plea before the chief judicial magistrate. The matter will be heard on April 26.