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Rewari rape case: no representation for accused

The Rewari and Kosli Bar Associations have decided not to give legal representation to the accused in the teenager gang-rape case and demanded setting up of the fast track-court to expedite trial, among other things.

In a memorandum to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, submitted through the district administration, the Rewari Bar Association on Tuesday condemned the brutality committed on the teenager as a “blot” on civilised society and made clear its decision not to represent the accused in the court.

Other demands

Besides setting up of fast-track court, the association demanded immediate arrest of the remaining accused, prevention of repetition of such incidents and action against the police officers for delay in action.

The Kosli Bar Association members also held a meeting in this connection on Monday to “advise” and make an “appeal” to the fellow lawyers to not represent the accused on moral grounds.

Kosli lawyer Rakesh Lamba, who represents accused Deen Dayal, said he would consult the bar members and the locals before making any decision on this.

Some locals from the victim’s home village called upon Special Investigation Team head IPS Nazneen Bhasin and demanded that the innocent be not harassed in the name of investigation.

A delegation of locals in Kosli also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister, through the district administration, demanding the arrest of the remaining accused and action against lackadaisical police officers. The memorandum alleged the accused were roaming freely in the area even two days after the incident at the cremation of a martyr.


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