Daily Archive: April 15, 2018

Bar Council to send 5-member panel to Kathua to report on rape case

New Delhi, April 15: A five-member committee of the Bar Council of India (BCI) will visit Kathua city in Jammu and Kashmir and submit a factual report on the case of the rape of a minor girl after seeking time from the Supreme Court on April 19, BCI President Manan Mishra said on Sunday.

The fact-finding team will have former BCI chief Tarun Agarwal, BCI Co-Chairmen S. Prabakaran and Ramachandra G. Shah, and members Razia Beig of the Bar Council of Uttrakhand and Naresh Dikshit, an advocate.

They will visit the state and reach out to office-bearers of the Bar Associations of Jammu and Kathua and also meet the affected families and the common people to figure out what actually transpired, Mishra told reporters here.

He said that the BCI in its Friday meeting had decided to dispatch the team to Kathua on April 20.

Dalit MLA Jignesh Mevani detained in Rajasthan, DCP says ‘Upar se order hai’

Jaipur: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani was detained by Rajasthan police on his arrival at Jaipur airport. The Dalit leader was to travel to Nagaur for addressing a public meeting. Mevani told India Today that he was detained for ‘no reason’.

Mevani said he was going to Nagaur to speak on the Indian constitution and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. In a series of tweets, Mevani said: “For urgent attention of media: today, immediately after I landed at Jaipur airport, few cops made me sign a letter saying MLA Jignesh Mevani’s entry is restricted in entire nagor district of Rajasthan. I was going there to talk about Indian constitution and Baba Saheb Ambedkar.”

BJP MLA’s goons threatening villagers to keep quiet: Unnao rape victim’s uncle

Unnao Uttar Pradesh: Family of the 17-year-old rape victim on Sunday alleged that “goons” of accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar threatening villagers to keep quiet in connection with the case.

“Some goons of Kuldeep Sengar are threatening villagers to keep quiet. Yesterday, they went there in two cars and threatened them to keep quiet and cut ties with me or be prepared to face the consequences, which will be getting ousted from the village. Two people are already missing,” said the uncle of the victim.

On Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Sengar, who was later sent to a seven-day CBI custody on Saturday in connection with the case.

A medical superintendent and a casualty officer at UP’s Unnao district hospital have also been suspended in connection with the said case.

The CBI has registered three cases against Sengar in regard to the crime he allegedly committed last year.

Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Police had charged him under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abduction of woman), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and handed over the case to the CBI.

The teen had accused the MLA of raping her in June last year.

The victim’s family had also alleged that the accused MLA’s brother, Atul Singh Sengar, along with his companions, had also raped the girl and thrashed the victim’s father on April 3 for refusing to withdraw the FIR over the same.

The victim’s father died on April 9 due to multiple injuries.

Atul Singh and five other accused were sent to jail on Thursday.



I don’t know till when I will be alive. I can be raped, my modesty can be outraged, I can be killed, I can be damaged. I was threatened yesterday that ‘we will not forgive you

I don’t know till when I will be alive. I can be raped, my modesty can be outraged, I can be killed, I can be damaged. I was threatened yesterday that ‘we will not forgive you’. I am going to tell SC tomorrow that I am in danger: Deepika S Rajawat, Counsel, Kathua victim’s family