Police say the attack on the minor was rooted in religious politics, with a group of local men planning to scare away the Bakarwals by simply kidnapping a girl.
ANI reports that the Ganga also vouched that he never practised "politics for power". "Mehbooba Mufti should take action just like she took against Haseeb Drabu (ex J&K FM), who's crime wasn't this heinous", he said.
"We were sent by the party". These two ministers had gone to pacify the people, but subsequently their presence was mistaken for trying to shield the accused.More news: CWG 2018: Mankia Batra 'proud' of table tennis Gold, thanks Indian support
Jammu and Kashmir ministers, Chaudhary Lal Singh and Chandra Prakash Ganga, who had drawn criticism from all quarters over their participation in a rally in support of the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case, submitted their resignations to state BJP president on Friday (April 13).
"We appreciate our alliance partner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Ram Madhav and Amit Shah for their support and taking resignation of the two ministers about whom the media said that their role was not positive".
"Migration had taken place".More news: British Premier Theresa May defends 'right and legal' Syria strikes
Both the leaders also reiterated their demand for a CBI inquiry into the rape-and-murder of the eight-year-old girl in Kathua. They did the right thing. "We put forth their demand before the party as well as chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, who rejected it and said the Crime Branch would probe the matter", he said.
Earlier in the morning, the Bench had sought "something on record" from a lawyer for it to act suo motu, but it made a decision to crack the whip on being told about the obstruction on the day the charge-sheet was to be filed in a Kathua court.
Eight people, including four police personnel - a head constable, a sub-inspector and two special police officers - have been arrested in the case and charges filed against seven of them.More news: Start time changed for tomorrow's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway
The remarks of United Nations chief came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday finally broke his silence on the horrific Unnao and Kathua rape incidents and said that such incidents are "shameful and can not be part of a civilised society".