Srinagar, Apr 10 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmad Mir today lashed out at lawyers who tried to prevent the Crime Branch officials from presenting the charge sheet in the case of rape-and- murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.

“I am surprised over this move. It is politically motivated, obnoxious and conspiracy to achieve something out of this heinous crime for those hindering the process of justice,” Mir said in a statement here.

The lawyers prevented the Crime Branch officials from entering the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Kathua yesterday as the sleuths were going to file the charge sheet in the rape-and-murder case.

“The act of hindering the justice process amounts to endorsement of heinous crimes. Shame on them,” Mir said.

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