He moved a bail application before a judicial magistrate which will be heard later today.
The child from a minority nomadic community was allegedly held in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district for a week in January this year during which she was kept sedated and sexually assaulted before being bludgeoned to death.
According to the chargesheets filed by the crime branch, the abduction, rape and killing of the girl was part of a carefully planned strategy to remove the minority nomadic community from the area.
The caretaker of the 'Devisthan', a small temple, is listed as the main conspirator behind the crime.
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