Jammu: Prof.Bhim Singh, Executive Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee, J&K, and a Sr. Advocate submitted a ‘submission’ today before the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of India. In support of his submission, Prof.Bhim Singh strongly argued urging the Supreme Court to ensure investigation into the case by an independent agency.
Prof.Bhim Singh urged the Supreme Court bench to direct the state government in J&K why they are opposed to a fresh investigation and why the case should not be referred to any appropriate court in any part of India after appropriate and reasonable investigation. In a statement, singh said that initial inquiry into the case was conducted and those who conducted the inquiry including a Sub-Inspector, a Head Constable and two police constables have been suspended. That needs investigation by an independent agency. There is a talk of town everywhere in Jammu region that the police investigation agency did not act in response to the senior police officers. The case was referred to a police officer from another district (Samba).
He made a strong appeal to the Supreme Court to allow all the interested persons who know the background of the case. Prof.Bhim Singh also submitted a document (attached with this statement as submission), which has raised very important and serious issues concerning the attitude of the State Govt. Prof.Bhim Singh said that this issue is no more a state issue as it has also got attention of the United Nations whose Secretary-General Antonio Guperres has called for due justice to victim minor girl. The Chief Justice in his order fixed on 27th April, 2018 for hearing directing the petitioners to file appropriate reply.