Kathua Rape Case;SC to hear plea

by National | 15-05-2018 | 302 views

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider on May 16 a plea by three witnesses in the Kathua gang-rape and murder case.The witnesses claimed that they are being harassed by the state police.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud posted the petition for hearing on Wednesday filed by Sahil Sharma and two others, who are college friends of the juvenile accused in the case.According to their plea, they had already recorded their statements before the police and the magistrate.The three witnesses had in their statement before the magistrate said they gave their statement to the police under coercion.Their petition claimed that the state police was now asking them to re-appear and re-record their statements and exerting pressure on their families.

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