Pathankot (Punjab): Seven of the eight accused in the Kathua rape and murder case were today brought here amid tight security to be produced before the district and sessions court.
The case, involving the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from a nomadic community in Kathua district in January, was transferred by the Supreme Court from Jammu and Kashmir to Pathankot for a fair trial.
Seven of the accused were brought in a police bus to the Judicial Court Complex on the old Pathankot-Delhi highway and will be presented before district and sessions judge Tejwinder Singh.
The eighth accused in the case, a juvenile, is facing trial in a juvenile court in Kathua.
The apex court had on May 7 also directed day-to-day in-camera trial in the case. PTI