Budgam Bar Association demands transfer of case

Srinagar, Apr 12: Scores of Bar Association members of Budgam on Thursday held a protest against Kathua lawyers for blocking challan in horrific rape-and-murder case of Asifa Bano.
On January 17, the body of a minor girl was found in the forests near Rasana, Hiranagar. The girl had been missing for a week. According to police, she had been abducted and raped by an SPO Deepak Khajuria, who was a part of the team sent out to find her when she was missing.
Nine accused, including the alleged mastermind Sanji Ram – an ex-bureaucrat – and his son Vishal Kumar, a police head constable, two SPOs and a sub-inspector of police, have been arrested in the case.
The protesting bar members demanded that the case is transferred from Kathua.
Reports said that the bar members assembled at main Budgam Chowk and condemned the action of Kathua lawyers who prevented Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police from filing the charge sheet.