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Pathankot court frames charges against 7 accused in Kathua case

Pathankot, June 7 :The district and sessions court here on Thursday framed charges against seven of the eight accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, officials said.The eighth accused in the case is a juvenile.
The trial in the case began on May 31 with the seven accused being produced before the district and sessions judge after the Supreme Court shifted the hearing outside Jammu and Kashmir.
The case was transferred by the Supreme Court from Jammu and Kashmir to Pathankot in Punjab for a fair trial following a plea by the victim’s family.
While transferring the case from Kathua to Pathankot, 30 km away, the apex court directed day-to-day in-camera trial in the case.

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