Learn Mohan Lal, a previous Punjab minister who give up BJP previous year and joined Mayawati’s BSP this yr, is likely symbolize Kathua rape accused Sanjhi Ram and his son Vishal. The ex-transport minister of Punjab advised The Instances of India that he will not be charging the accused any payment to appear for them in the court docket.
Lal, nonetheless, additional that he has in no way charged costs of any of his clientele so this circumstance shouldn’t be seen as any distinct from the relaxation. “The accused experienced approached me. They are like any other client and I will battle to verify their innocence,” the 71-yr-old law firm informed The Periods of India.
Lal, who is a resident of Pathankot where by the Kathua rape circumstance is becoming heard, had joined BJP in 2016 and then give up in 2017. Though some area information web sites attributed Lal quitting BJP to his distinctions with the bash where by young users were being provided desire over him, Lal informed the media that he had quit the celebration for its ‘anti-poor’ and ‘anti-Dalit’ actions.
Lal announced his conclusion to join BSP on April 6 this calendar year declaring, “The occasion is also getting a key hope for the folks halt the anti-Dalit and anti-minority agenda pursued by the BJP.”
However, a internet site termed YesPunjab offers Lal as expressing, “I have been constantly dismissed for the earlier 6 many years. I have offered blood for the get together and now the leaders are asking ‘who is Master Mohan Lal’?.”
Aseem Sawney, who had been symbolizing the Kathua rape accused, was appointed as more Advocate Standard of Jammu and Kashmir in July this 12 months. Sawney advised NDTV that he was not representing the Kathua rape accused any longer.
“Fulfilling people who protect alleged murderers and rapists is abhorrent and a shocking violation of the spirit of justice. This kind of a shift will only serve to really encourage the rape tradition rampant in our modern society. Assume the @jandkgovernor to intervene,” PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti had tweeted in July, getting a dig at BJP. The party had ended its alliance with PDP in June and the Kathua rape instances was rumoured to be one particular of the major reasons driving the break up.
A 8-year-aged female was kidnapped on 10 January this year and was allegedly held hostage in a temple, drugged, gangraped by 8 adult men, like law enforcement officers. She was later on strangled and her human body dumped in the forests nearby. The Muslim lady belonged to the Bakarval tribe in Jammu and it was alleged that the rape and murder was orchestrated to scare the tribe away from the land.