Asifa Rape & Murder: FIR registered against Kathua lawyers, Omar welcomes
SRINAGAR:The Jammu and Kashmir police has registered a case against the lawyers for obstructing Crime Branch from filing charge sheet in Asifa rape and murder case on Tuesday.
FIR has been registered against these lawyers. “Yes we have lodged an FIR and action will be taken against them,” said DGP SP Vaid.
On Monday, a group of lawyers prevented Crime Branch (CB) of Jammu and Kashmir Police from filing charge sheet into rape-and-murder of eight-year-old girl Asifa Bano at Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Kathua.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference working president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday welcomed the registration of FIR against lawyers who were obstructing crime branch officials from filing challan in court against the accused in Kathua minor and rape case.
Omar tweeted: “Good. Lawyers who have no respect for the law deserve to have the full weight of the law books crash down on them”.
The move of Kathua based lawyers has drawn flak from various quarters with Congress state president, GM Mir terming the move as “politically motivated”. Earlier, traders body Kashmir Economic Alliance(KEA) demanded FIR against the protesting lawyers of Kathua bar.