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Murthal gangrape eyewitness Bobby Joshi receives threat call

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Bobby Joshi, a key eye-witnesses of the Murthal gangrapes during the Jat agitation, has alleged that he is receiving threat calls from unknown people for "speaking too much against Jats".

The caller allegedly warned Joshi that he would have to face serious consequences if he testified against them. "They said you are speaking too much. We will see you. Following the threat call, I complained to the IG (Police)," Joshi told ANI.

"I am not scared of any threat. There is another lady who also saw everything that happened that day. During the Jat agitation, I saw some rogue elements near Sukdev Dhaba creating ruckus and misbehaving with ladies," he added.

Earlier this week, after rejecting the reports of sexual assaults in Murthal, the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that a Section of gangrape has been added in the FIR registered on the basis of a complaint filed by Bobby Joshi on 30 March - alleging gangrapes during the Jat quota violence.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had taken suo motu notice of media reports that some women, who were commuting on the Delhi-Ambala Highway (NH-1), were stripped and raped by rioters during the Jat agitation over reservation in government jobs.

The Haryana Government had initially told the court that no incidents of rape or molestation had taken place.


First published: 15 April 2016, 12:45 IST