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FIR filed against Kathua lawyers

An FIR was lodged on Tuesday against lawyers of the Kathua Bar Association for “their violent attempt to stop the police’s Crime Branch to submit its chargesheet and produce the seven accused in the Kathua rape and murder case before the district magistrate on Monday.”

Meanwhile, a separate chargesheet was produced against another accused on Tuesday. Initially, the family had claimed he was 15-years-old. But he was declared to be 19 by a medical board set up by the court.

“An FIR has been registered [against the lawyers] and action will be taken. It is unfortunate some people try to give it religious and regional colour,” Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid told The Hindu. In Srinagar, rights groups and a lawyers’ body held protests in favour of the victim.


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