2 days before model code, Haryana elevated wife of judge hearing Kathua case to info panel

Haryana’s BJP government appointed Kamaldeep Bhandari, wife of the judge hearing the Kathua rape case – a politically sensitive issue for the party – to an important statutory post, two days before the model code of conduct kicked in on 10 March.…

Bhandari, who has served as a member of the Right To Service Commission in Punjab, is the wife of Dr Tejwinder Singh, the district & sessions judge, Pathankot, who has been hearing the sensitive Kathua rape case since July last year.…

The case had divided J&K along communal lines with BJP leaders supporting the accused and questioning the “Kashmir-centric” investigation. It also became a bone of contention between the BJP and the PDP after which the BJP withdrew its support to the Mehbooba Mufti government in June last year.

https://theprint.in/india/governance/judiciary/2-days-before-model-code-haryana-elevated-wife-of-judge-hearing-kathua-case-to-info-panel/212290/

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