JAMMU: Bhartiya Janata Party Saturday said that it had no intention to meddle with the investigation conducted by Crime Branch with regard to Kathua rape and murder case. Addressing a pressing conference here in Jammu, Party National General Secretary Ram Madhav admitted that there was lack of discretion on part of their two ministers Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga but they had no intention to interfere in the investigation.
“There was lack of alertness. Certain amount of discretion should have been maintained. But both these ministers cleared that it was not their intention to interfere in the Crime Branch investigation. It is wrong to say, they are pro-rapists,” Madhav said. He added that party state president Sat Sharma will hand over the resignation of our two ministers to Chief Minister who will take a final call. “I personally interacted with Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga who maintained that neither their intention was to save the accused nor interfere in the investigation. A kind of atmosphere was created that created misperception,” he said.
Coming down heavily on Congress party, Ram Madahv alleged that this party is playing a dual role. “The dual Congress has one role in Kashmir and in Jammu it plays a different role. This party is trying to politicize this ghastly rape and murder incident which has a potential to create law and order problem. One of its leaders through Jammu Bar Association tried to create ruckus here,” he said.
When asked, what is the problem in handover the case to CBI, Ram Madhav virtually ruled out that possibility and said State Crime Branch has investigated the Asifa rape and murder case and now only Court can decide about it. “The way investigation was completed in 90 days and bone-chilling charge sheet was presented imply that there was no interference from BJP. Our party supported our alliance partner in the investigation,” Madhav added.
About lesser know Hindu Ekta Manch, Ram Madhav said that they have no objection with this organization if it wants to do some good work. “We have initiated action against those and even disqualified them who participated in the rally of Hindu Ekta Manch. One of the leaders whom party disqualified is no longer our office bearer,” he said but quickly added that he can be our party supporter not office bearer. Ram Madhav said that Asifa rape and murder case has shaken the whole country and the culprits will be punished at any cost.