Jammu: People’s Democratic Party legislator from Shopian Advocate Muhammad Yousuf Bhat Monday urged the government that 2009 Shopian twin rape and murder case should be reopened and investigated afresh.
While speaking during the discussion on grants session, he alleged that the case was not investigated properly and those investigating succumbed to the political pressure.
“I was a lawyer in the case on the side of Asiya, Neelofar. Eyewitness and I were harassed,” he said, “I was made to stand in convict’s stockade.”
He urged that the case should be reopened so that justice is done with the victims and the culprits are brought to justice.
Meanwhile, Opposition also supported his demand and agreed with him that the case should be reinvestigated. (CNS)