In a bid to create pressure on the investigating team of Crime Branch, Hindu Ekta Manch Wednesday took out a rally threatening agitation in case Special Police Officer accused of rape and murder of a minor girl in Kuthua is not released from custody.
Led by BJP leader and leader of Hindu Ekta Manch, the people in large numbers took out a rally from Ghagwal to Hiranagar (Kathua) in protesting against the arrest of Deepak in rape and brutal murder case.
The protesters said: “Deepak should be released and those whom the Crime Branch (CB) has called for questioning should not be harassed.”
“It will disturb the situation. We are against the murder of the minor nomad girl but we don’t want our men to be framed,” threatened leader of Hindu Ekta Manch.
Not respecting the rule of law, they threatened that “if such things continue to happen (suspecting of member of one community in murder of Asifa), the people will come on the roads”.
Pertinently, the Crime Branch has arrested a SPO of Jammu and Kashmir who allegedly kidnapped, raped and brutally murdered the minor girl before dumping her in the forests.
As per the reports CB has said he wanted to spread terror in the hearts of the minority community due to which he took this extreme step.
Meanwhile, nomads in Rasana and Kootah (Kathua) have claimed that they have become unsafe after the arrest of SPO of Jammu and Kashmir Police as “he has backing of Sangh Parivar”.
“They have already cut our drinking water. The social boycott is a small thing but it is indicating that anything can happen,” said a nomad, wishing anonymity.
It may be mentioned here that the police was under tremendous pressure after the dead body of Asifa was found in the forests in Rasana and it had led to protests by the nomads.
Later, the SHO Hiranagar was also placed under suspension following accusation that he allegedly helped the suspected persons whom nomads were accusing of involvement in the heinous crime.
Notably, the case is being investigated by the Crime Branch which led to the arrest of SPO Deepak alias Deepu.
Since the main accused has been arrested, the saffron groups have joined hands to defend the suspected persons while allegedly trying to give it a communal color in Rasana and entire district of Kathua.