Kathua case: police claims witness threatened by accused

PATHANKOT: One of the witnesses in the Kathua gangrape and murder case has been threatened by the accused, the Jammu and Kashmir police today said in an application before a court here.

SSP (Crime Branch) Jammu, Ramesh Kumar Jalla in the application before the District and Sessions Court, which is hearing the case, alleged that the witness, whose statement was being recorded, was threatened by the accused, defence lawyer A K Sawhney told reporters outside the court.

However, the defence counsel objected to it and termed it as a “sensational application moved to hype the matter in media”.

“It could be motivated by the prosecution or someone else… This all is being done to get Z-grade security,” the defence lawyer said. (AGENCIES)