National Conference expels leader for backing Kathua rape accused

Jammu and Kashmir’s National Conference on Friday expelled a party functionary for participating in the Hindu Ekta Munch rally supporting the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case.

A party statement said party chief Farooq Abdullah has expelled the NC’s Hiranagar block president Shanti Swaroop from the party for life.

Action against him followed media reports said Shanti Swaroop had participated in the rally in Hiranagar last month.