Sunday, July 5, 2020

Rasana Case: Judgment to be pronounced on June 4


Pathankote, June 2: The much-publicised case of Kathua- Rasana murder and rape, which is going on day-to-day in the Court of Dr Tejwinder Singh Sessions Judge Pathnkote, could meet its fate on June 4, 2019, as per defence lawyer Mr A K Sawhney Advocate counsel for Tilak Raj.

He said that after the prosecution evidence, he and other defence lawyers have finalised their arguments and now it is kept for judgment on 4th June 2019.

The Judgment would be historical in nature as in such a case, the trial was held day to day in camera as per the directions of the Supreme Court of India. In fact, the charge sheet was presented in Kathua but due to protests by the people of Jammu, Samba, Kathua demanding a CBI probe in this matter the father of the deceased approached the Supreme Court of India seeking transfer to Chandigarh. The Supreme Court of India keeping into consideration the distance and safety of all concerned transferred the case to the court of Sessions Judge Pathankot, who was directed to hold the trial on a day-to-day basis.

It took almost a year now and the entire evidence and arguments are over. Mr A K Sawhney Advocate while briefing the reporter said that the judgment would be pronounced in this high profile case and there are many loopholes that could not be covered by the prosecution.

He said that the case has been given media glare by the vested interests and has political and religious overtones since the same was mishandled by the Crime Branch.

Mr Sawhney said that more details cannot be shared as the trial is still to be concluded.


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