Terms it an unfortunate development
Srinagar, Apr 09: PDP Chief Spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir has strongly condemned action of Lawyers in Kathua, preventing the police from filing chargesheet before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kathua in the case of gang rape and murder of 8 year of nomad girl.
Terming it an unfortunate development, Mir said that Lawyer Community have a cardinal role in the society by upholding and maintaining the ethos and sanctity of state institutions.
He said this interference of lawyers by hindering the Crime Branch to file the charge sheet comes as a setback to a civilised society where lawyers are expected to have a greater role in dispensation of justice.
Mir said that the Judiciary of the nation was competent enough to ensure that justice prevails and every concerned citizen should have faith in the verdict of the court, while allowing the state institutions to perform their duties for taking the case to a logical conclusion. Mir said that this unfortunate development also carries a reflection on the broader canvas where this heinous crime of rape and murder is unequivocally condemned and these acts of hindering the justice process only means an endorsement of such brutal and heinous crime.
He also said that its an humane issue and ideally there was no scope of politicking or interfering in the legal process, the Chief Minister has ensured and delivered on her promise of fair probe and PDP believes that the case will be taken to a logical conclusion and that the party and the equally concerned citizens had full faith in the judiciary. (KNS)