Kathua case transfer: SC seeks J&K government's reply by April 27


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court (SC) today asked the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government for a reply by April 27 on whether a plea to transfer the Kathua rape and murder case from the state's courts to Chandigarh should be allowed.

The SC also asked the state government to provide security to the family and lawyer of the eight-year-old who was raped and murdered in Kathua in January.

The father sought security for the victim's family and lawyers representing them. In addition, his plea seeks a court direction to strengthen security at the juvenile home where a minor accused - one of eight men accused in total - in the case is being kept . The father will also seek a direction from the SC for a complete investigation into the rape and murder of his daughter.