New Delhi, April 13: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to Bar Council of India, Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association, Jammu High Court Bar Association and Kathua Bar Association on a petition filed against the advocates for allegedly blocking filing of charge sheet in Kathua rape case.
The apex court fixed April 19 for next hearing.
Supreme Court issued notice to Bar Council of India, Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association, Jammu High Court Bar Association and Kathua Bar Association on a plea against lawyers allegedly blocking filing of chargesheet in #KathuaCase
— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2018
Earlier this week, lawyers staged a protest against the charge sheet filed against seven people accused of kidnapping, raping and killing an eight-year-old girl in January.
The Bar Association of Jammu reportedly supported the lawyers and also organised a strike against the FIR.
The minor was abducted, raped and murdered in Rasana village in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua district in January.