Kathua rape: Bar Council of India asks Jammu lawyers to call off the strike, constitutes a team to probe their conduct

NEW DELHI: Bar Council of India (BCI) nowadays requested the Bar Association of Jammu (BAJ) to name off its strike and introduced that it's going to constitute a five-member team to investigate the behavior of the association in the Kathua rape-and-murder case involving an eight-year-old woman.

“If any lawyer is found guilty in the case, we have now the rights to cancel their license for a lifetime,” stated Manan Kumar Mishra, chairman of BCI.

An FIR was registered against legal professionals who had tried to dam the presentation of a chargesheet by means of the Crime Branch in the court docket of a Chief Judicial Magistrate at Kathua in the case previous this week on Monday. The legal professionals additionally tried preventing a lady lawyer from showing for the sufferer's family.

Today, the BCI introduced the setting up of a team to probe the behavior of the legal professionals.

“In the assembly, we made up our minds that a five-member team will examine the case. The team will pass to Kathua and Jammu. They will communicate to other people in regards to the behavior of BAJ,” stated Mishra.

The team will post a report to BCI, which can be presented to the Supreme Court of India on April 19. The BCI additionally requested the apex court docket to present it an extension of two extra days to post the file.

Last Tuesday, the BAJ had called a strike against the rising unlawful presence of Rohingya and Bangladeshi nationals, whilst alleging that its agitation for a CBI probe into the Kathua case was wrongly being portrayed as "communal".

Batting strongly for justice for the sufferer, the BAJ claimed that the probe by means of the crime department of Jammu and Kashmir Police was achieved on questionable line amid threats and coercion by means of a team of officials from Kashmir Valley together with one who served a prison term for alleged rape and homicide of a minor.

On Friday, the Supreme Court had directed the Association to ensure that get entry to to justice was not denied to the family and that no obstruction was led to to them.

The Supreme Court took a significant notice of legal professionals obstructing the judicial process in the Kathua gangrape and homicide case and initiated a case by itself accord saying such impeding of the process of regulation "affects the delivery of justice".

The most sensible court docket stated that legal professionals' our bodies have solemn duty to not obstruct advocates representing the accused or the sufferers' family in the courts.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud sought responses at the behavior of legal professionals from Bar Council of India, Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council, Jammu High Court Bar Association and Kathua district bar association by means of April 19.


"In our considered opinion no lawyer can prevent the advocates representing the accused or victim's family in the case," the bench stated.


The chargesheet against seven accused was in any case filed in the court docket after police intervened to control the legal professionals' protest.


An eight-year-old woman was kidnapped, raped and murdered in Rasana village in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua district in January.


(With inputs from companies)

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