The expose of the hypocrisy across the political spectrum 'represented excellence in journalism', anchored by senior journalist Nidhi Razdan, IPI's Indian chapter said.
The court directed registration of FIR against SIT probe team members for allegedly torturing and coercing witnesses to give false statements.
Two pleas moved by in the court were heard by the bench led by Justice Rajiv Sharma who made it clear that the court would deliver justice.
The girl's father had pleaded that the sentence pronounced on three of the convicts should be increased from life imprisonment to capital punishment.
The trial in this case was shifted to the Pathankot Sessions Court on the directions of the Supreme Court last year.
The crime branch petition had stated that the chief judicial magistrate in Kathua erred in accepting the accused's claim of being a juvenile.
The lawyer of the victim’s family, Mubeen Farooq, told this newspaper that they would appeal against the judgement of Pathankot trial court.
The apex court has transferred the trial in the Kathua gang rape and murder case to Pathankot after taking note of the plea of the father of the victim apprehending threat to the family.
It is alleged in the charge sheet that Vishal, accused of raping the girl, had tried to create an alibi of his absence from the crime scene by allegedly "resorting to manipulation of records.
Earlier this month, the crime branch had informed the Supreme Court that they would be submitting a supplementary charge sheet in the case, and the apex court had given them eight weeks to file it.
The sub-inspector and the constable are accused of destroying the crucial evidence for money to save the culprits.
In an order issued yesterday, the state government appointed 31 advocates as additional advocates general, deputy advocates general and government advocates.
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.