Kathua Rape: SC registers suo motu writ, issues notice to BCI, Bar Associations

Shruti Mahajan April 13 2018

The Supreme Court today registered a writ petition in the Kathua rape and murder case after a group of advocates urged the Court to take suo motu cognizance of the conduct of lawyers in Jammu.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud stated in its order that no lawyer can be prevented from appearing on behalf of the victim’s family and such a prevention amounts to obstruction of justice . . .

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