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Ensure Kathua girl's family has access to justice, SC tells lawyers

IANS  |  New delhi 

The on Friday took suo motu notice of an incident of lawyers of and bar associations preventing a from appearing for the family of a rape victim.

A bench of Dipak Misra, Justice and Justice directed the members of both the associations to ensure that access of justice was not denied to the victim's family and that no obstruction is caused to them.

The court also issued notice to the of India, & Kashmir Bar Council, and District seeking response as it was brought to its notice that lawyers did not allow the the filing of the chargesheet.

In January, an eight-year-old girl went missing while grazing horses in in Jammu and Kashmir's district. A week later, her body was recovered.

Investigations revealed she was held captive inside a temple, and was sedated before being repeatedly raped and murdered.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 16:30 IST