Special CBI court,Chandigarh,on Friday recorded the statement of a prosecution witness in Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal. The investigating officer R Kurein who recorded the disclosure statements of the victims deposed before the court on Friday.
While recording his statement he told the court that he took the two victims to four different places including three hotel and the official residence of a senior IPS officer for identification. According to Kurein the victims identified the places where they where allegedly raped. He also told the court that he drew the map of the four places and made the victims identify it.
The nine people includes former BSF deputy inspector general KC Padhi,additional advocate general Anil Sethi,deputy SP Mohammad Ashraf Mir,Sabeena,the alleged kingpin of the racket,Shabir Langoo,Shabir Kala,Mehrajuddin Malik and Masood Ahmed were charged for rape in the sex scandal case. The accused were charged under various Sections of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC used in Jammu and Kashmir only) including section 376 (punishment of rape).
The other charges against the accused include procuring of girls for prostitution,intimidation of the witnesses and wrongful confinement.
The court recorded the statement of the Investigating officer and his cross examination by the defense will also done on Friday, said CBI’s special public prosecutor R K Handa.
First reported by The Indian Express on April 27,2006,the sex racket was busted after Jammu and Kashmir Police found two CDs of a 15-year-old girl filmed in nude. Subsequent investigations led to the unearthing of a well-knit sex racket,involving two top politicians,13 police and security forces officers and 43 girls. The case was shifted to Chandigarh sessions court and charges were framed on March 21,2007. The case involved a total of 14 accused.
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