Police registers FIR against lawyers for blocking challan in Kathua rape, murder case
Omar welcomes action
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police registered a case against the lawyers for obstructing Crime Branch officials from filing charge sheet in Asifa rape and murder case on Tuesday, reports said.
Pertinently, on Monday, a group of lawyers prevented Crime Branch (CB) of Jammu and Kashmir Police from filing charge sheet into rape-and-murder of eight-year-old girl Asifa Bano at Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Kathua. The move of lawyers has drawn condemnations and criticism from from various quarters.
Notably, traders body Kashmir Economic Alliance(KEA) earlier, demanded FIR against the protesting lawyers of Kathua bar while J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir also expressed surprise over this move and described it as politically motivated, obnoxious and conspiracy to achieve something out of this heinous crime.
Meanwhile, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah welcomed police’s action of lodging FIR against the lawyers.
“Good. Lawyers who have no respect for the law deserve to have the full weight of the law books crash down on them”, Omar wrote on Twitter.