Mob pelts stones at BJP minister's vehicle in Kathua

Mob pelts stones at BJP minister's vehicle in Kathua

Bajrang Dal activists burn an effigy of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during a protest demanding a CBI probe in the rape and murder of the 8-year-old Kathua girl, in Jammu on Saturday. PTI Photo

An irate mob on Saturday stopped the vehicle of BJP minister Sham Lal Chaudhary as they pressed for a CBI probe into the Kathua rape and murder incident.

The public health engineering minister was on his way to attend a board meeting when the slogan-shouting crowd gheraoed his car at Kootah Morh in Hiranagar area, officials said.

The group also pelted stones at the minister's vehicle, but the police swiftly cleared the crowd, they said.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir BJP in-charge (IT and social media) Jai Dev Rajwal came out in support of a 'factual' report submitted by five women to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh over the Kathua incident and demanded a CBI probe.

The report claimed that the charge sheet filed by the Jammu and Kashmir crime branch in the case had discrepancies and the investigation was "botched-up".

“Loading the video (of the report) on the BJP official website is not an endorsement of their findings. It was already in public domain and since the people of Jammu are interested, we uploaded the video,” Rajwal said. 

"The stand of the party is well known in this case. The case is before the court and whatever the outcome, the BJP will respect the order which will be final,” he added.