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SC asked to act against Kathua lawyers for obstructing justice

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday was urged to take suo motu cognisance of the conduct of lawyers who created ruckus and tried to obstruct the filing of a charge-sheet in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old minor.

As urged the bench headed by the to take judicial notice of the conduct of the bar in particular and in general, the court asked him to place on record the material relating to the incident.

The petitioner urged the court to direct the state and the of to take action against the lawyers involved in creating a ruckus in the court premises.

Despite resistance by some lawyers, the charge-sheet was filed in the rape case before the

The eight-year-old girl's body was recovered from in Jammu and Kashmir's district on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area.

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. 11:32 IST