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.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *