Friday, May 12, 2006 (Srinagar):
A Jammu and Kashmir court hearing the sex scandal case on Friday took serious note of the DGP and the Chief Secretary for not appearing in court.
There have been widespread protests in Srinagar for the past one-week with lawyers, traders and residents demanding the prosecution of those involved in the scandal.
There have also been allegations that the government was shielding the accused as some high-profile politicians and bureaucrats are involved.
A CBI team is in Srinagar to investigate the case.