Just In : Supreme Court stays trial till May 7 in Kathua Case
The Supreme court was hearing the case of alleged rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl belonging to Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua area.The case dates back to January when a minor girl belonging to the Sunni-Muslim nomadic Bakerwal Tribe was allegedly abducted, drugged, gang-raped, tortured and killed.
On Thursday, the inquiry panel of the Bar Council of India (BCI) that is investigating the aforementioned case rejected claims that lawyers of the Jammu Bar had threatened the raped victim’s lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat.
The inquiry panel also rejected allegations that the police had been stopped from filing a charge-sheet in court.Senior Supreme Court lawyer Vikas Singh, appearing on behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association, told a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that no lawyer had threatened Rajawat or had stopped the police from filing a charge sheet against the accused.
“Nobody or no lawyer has threatened the victim’s lawyer, Deepika Singh Rajawat, and or stopped the police from filing the charge sheet against the accused persons in the alleged Kathua rape and murder case,” Singh told the court.