J&K sex scandal: Hearing deferred till Wednesday

A special CBI court on Tuesday deferred the hearing in the infamous 2006 Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal case till tomorrow after two of the accused, including kingpin Sabeena, failed to turn up.

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 19:16 PM IST

Chandigarh: A special CBI court on Tuesday
deferred the hearing in the infamous 2006 Jammu and Kashmir
sex scandal case till tomorrow after two of the accused,
including kingpin Sabeena, failed to turn up.

The two of the accused could not reach the court here
from Srinagar by flight, a CBI counsel said outside the court,
adding that the court fixed February 16 as the next date of
hearing in the case.

Two of the alleged victims in the case had turned
hostile and gave clean chit to five accused rendering a jolt
to the prosecution.
On January 18 this year, a 25-year-old woman had
turned hostile after earlier alleging rape charges against
former Jammu and Kashmir minister Raman Mattoo, former DSP
Mohammad Ashraf Mir, bureaucrat Iqbal Khandey, former DSP
Mohammad Yusuf Mir and former additional advocate general Anil
Sethi.
Previously, a 45-year-old J-K woman police constable
too had turned hostile and gave clean chit to Mattoo. She had
previously alleged that she was sexually assaulted in 2004 by
Mattoo for providing her the job.

PTI