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Kathua rape-murder accused shifted to Pathankot

Jammu, May 31: Seven of the eight accused in the Kathua rape and murder case were shifted to Pathankot on Thursday before the beginning of their trail. The seven accused are alleged mastermind Sanji Ram, his son Vishal Jangotra, Vishal’s friend from Rasana village, a sub-inspector of police, a head constable and two special police officers (SPOs). The eighth accused is a juvenile and his trial is being held separately in Kathua. The trial of the case was shifted to Pathankot by the Supreme Court on the plea of the victim’s father. The apex court also directed the district and sessions judge Pathankot to hold the trial in-camera on a daily basis without any adjournment. (IANS)

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