JK police withdraws plea to shift Kathua accused to Pathankot jail

PATHANKOT: The Jammu and Kashmir police today withdrew its application requesting that the seven accused in the Kathua rape and murder case be moved to a Pathankot jail after the Punjab Government told the court that their prisons were overcrowded, officials said.

The issue came up as daily hearing in the case of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community in Kathua resumed in the court of District and Sessions Judge Tejwinder Singh after the weekend.

The counsel for the Jammu and Kashmir police withdrew the application after the Punjab Government made its submission before the court, said officials and lawyers privy to the in-camera hearing. (AGENCIES)