JAMMU, Apr 23: Two alleged accused in much-publicized Kathua rape and murder case namely Anand Dutta and Deepak Khajuria today filed petition in the High Court seeking CBI probe.
In the petition filed through Advocate Veenu Gupta, it has been submitted that the crime scene has been fiddled with by the Crime Branch after they took up the investigation in the matter.
“The photographs have also been fiddled with and matter of the fact that the vital evidence available in the shape of clothes and body of the victim being dipped with sand and earth would have negated the theory that she could have been kept at the Devsthan which had cemented pucca floor”, the petition said.
It has been mentioned in the petition that the Crime Branch has gone to the extent of manufacturing evidence by collecting the hair strains after months of occurrence from Devsthan to connect it with the victim so as to project a story that the girl was kept there.
“It has come in the evidence that Devsthan is washed three times a day including the room in which the girl was allegedly kept as such there was no possibility of any hairs found after a month of the alleged incident. It is very easy to place a hair strain in the room and recovering it as the hair of blood relation would have given the same DNA report”, the petition further said.
Stating that whole scenario has been created by wreckless and physically torturous investigation for oblique motive, the petition said, “under the garb of this tainted investigation the whole society of Jammu including the petitioners have been put to an illegal impact of making the whole nation and international community to believe that the people of Jammu region belonging to a particular community can do something which is against the norms of human consideration”.
It has further been submitted that situation has been put to an advantageous position for Kashmiri separatists who have successfully divided the Jammu on communal lines and tainted investigation by the Crime Branch has played a major role in creating wedge in two communities in Jammu division which has not happened for last seven decades despite efforts by separatist forces.
Stating that fair investigation has been denied, the petitioners have submitted that they have been wrongly and falsely implicated in the case and only investigation by CBI can unravel the truth.