HCBA for fast track trial Decries rally in support of accused
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HCBA for fast track trial Decries rally in support of accused

Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has condemned the protest march by “Hindu Ekta Manch”, in Kathua, in support of an accused in murder and rape of an eight-year old girl.

Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has condemned the protest march by "Hindu Ekta Manch", in Kathua, in support of an accused in murder and rape of an eight-year old girl. 

"The Bar Association maintains that anyone, who is accused of kidnapping a minor and thereafter raping and murdering the child, should be treated as a terrorist and awarded a death penalty, as has been done by an anti-terror court in Pakistan, which completed the trial of a rape and murder case within four days and sentenced a serial killer to death, who had raped and murdered a seven-year- old girl," president HCBA said in a statement.  

"The Bar Association further maintains that instead of taking out a procession in support of a criminal, the people, who were part of the

protest march, led by Hindu Ekta Manch, should have demanded that the investigation of the case be completed within a shortest possible time and the challan against the accused be filed before a fast track court and the proceedings of the case should be conducted on day to day basis. However, instead of doing so, the Hindu Ekta Manch, has taken out a rally in support of the accused, in which a BJP as well as a Congress leader participated shamelessly," the statement said. 

"The Bar Association while terming the act of rape and murder of a teenager at the hands of a police person, as inhuman, barbaric demands that the investigation of the case should be brought to its logical end forthwith and the accused be tried in a fast track court and awarded the death sentence, so that no one escapes the clutches of law, by inciting the people on communal and political belief," the statement added.

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