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Aseem Sawhney's predecessor MA Beigh was removed by the PDP-BJP government. Jammu and Kashmir is under the Governor's rule now.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed the J and K Police to file a supplementary charge sheet in the case within eight weeks.
The allegation, for which Ankur Sharma had no substantial evidence to support, came a day after the complainant in the case finished recording his statement before the district and sessions court.
The crime branch had asked the medical experts to comment upon the plausible effect of the medicine on an eight-year-old girl with an empty stomach.
HEM general secretary Kant Kumar said the HEM rejected the investigation by the crime branch and it wanted to bring the real culprits to book.
However, the defence counsel objected to it and termed it as a "sensational application moved to hype the matter in media".
The superintendent has been summoned to help the court find a way-out to ensure meeting of the accused in the case and their relatives, after the defence lawyers moved an application.
His fate was yet to be decided after the crime branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police contested his claim that he was a minor.
According to the charge sheet, the victim was held in captivity at a small village temple in Kathua district where she was kept sedated and sexually assaulted before she was bludgeoned to death.
The report of a medical board of experts, which determines the age of the juvenile, one of the eight accused in the case, as not less than 19 and not more than 23, has also been attached.
A decision on petition, which will be heard early next week, will give clarity on whether his case will be heard along with the seven other accused before the Pathankot district and sessions judge.
The head of a Meerut college who is alleged to have taken money from the main accused moved an anticipatory bail.
The Jammu and Kashmir's elite Crime Branch will produce the charge sheet in the case as well as all the accused in the case before the district and sessions judge in Pathankot.
A video surfaced on social media in which the accused was seen using abusive language against Ms Mufti for refusing to hand over the Kathua rape case to CBI.
Vishal Jangotra had claimed that he was in Meerut and had never visited Kathua when the crime was committed.