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SC will transfer Kathua case if there is ‘slightest possibility’ of lack of fair trial: CJI

The CJI, who is leading a three-judge Bench, made the remarks after a Bar Council of India (BCI) committee, led by former High Court Chief Justice Tarun Agarwala, filed a confidential report in the Supreme Court stating that lawyers’ protests demanding a CBI enquiry into the case is “justified.”

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 26 Apr 2018, 18:42:54
Dipak Misra Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra assured the Kathua rape and murder victim’s family today that the trial will be shifted out of Jammu and Kashmir at the “slightest possibility” of lack of a fair trial. 

The CJI, who is leading a three-judge Bench, made the remarks after a Bar Council of India (BCI) committee, led by former High Court Chief Justice Tarun Agarwala, filed a confidential report in the Supreme Court stating that lawyers’ protests demanding a CBI enquiry into the case is “justified.”

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud also considered the plea of the accused, Sanji Ram and Vishal Jangotra, that they be impleaded as parties to the petition filed by the victim's father. 

The Kathu rape case, where an 8-year-old was drugged and gangraped, had invoked huge protest across nation. 


First Published: 26 Apr 2018, 16:55:38

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