Understanding the importance and genuineness of CBI enquiry National Secular Forum (NSF) initiated the signature campaign in Rassana rape and murder case. The campaign which was initiated in response to the primary demand of the local people for CBI probe in the matter entered in 2nd day and got a healthy response from the public.
Addressing the assembly of people here today Pushpinder Singh said that Govt. should respect and honour the public emotions and sentiments and should act over the demand of the people for a CBI probe so as to find out the actual culprits. On the behalf of the people, he said that people had expressed doubts over the credibility of present investigating agency, the Crime Branch, on the ground of inclusion of some officers of doubtful integrity in the enquiry committee. “Give death penalty to those who are the culprits, but harassment of innocents under the garb of enquiry was something that had sparked massive outrage not only in Kathua but other districts as well”, he added. Rishikesh Rana put up the blame on the state government for creating hostile situation of hatred, dividing people of different communities. Since decades multiple communities lived in cordial and harmonious manner in this state. He attributed the reason for this hostility to the government. He said that due to faulty handling of the Kashmir crisis on the plank of blame game by the state government, Kashmir valley has always been victim of devastating fire and now the coalition government PDP/ BJP is playing a dangerous game on the issue of Rassana rape and murder case.Both parties are doing dirty politics on deceased innocent girl with the tacit intention to create atmosphere of communal clashes between two communities. And not acting deliberately on the demand of fair probe by Central Bureau of Investigation free from the interference of state government and local politicians. He questioned that how come demand for CBI probe constitute the act of defending the alleged culprits behind this heinous crime. Among those who attended the signature campaign included Darpan Singh, Ravinder Kumar, Sahil Sharma and other.