JAMMU: The police today said that some vested interests are trying to communalize the situation to put pressure on the agency investigating the murder of a teenage girl in Kathua and “unfortunately some media organizations have also started playing into the hands of such troublemaking elements.”
Reacting to a news report published in a local daily today, a spokesman of the Zonal Police Headquarters Jammu said that as has been misleadingly reported by the said newspaper, no migration has occurred in Hiranagar area and some ladies on the instigation of rumor-mongers and trouble-creators with vested interest had assembled near Higher Secondary School, Kootah and created an unnecessary scene. The ladies, however, returned to their homes on the intervention and assurance of the local administration, he said.
“Unfortunately, some vested interests are desperately trying to polarize the situation in the area around this gruesome criminal act of the murder of an innocent girl,” he said and added that the Police had registered a case FIR No: 10/2018 in Police Station Hiranagar following the abduction and murder of the teenage girl in the area last month. He said the case was then transferred to the Crime Branch which is now investigating it professionally.