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In Haryana CBSE topper gangrape, no lawyer will represent accused: village council

PTI
Published Sep 18, 2018, 1:46 pm IST
Updated Sep 18, 2018, 1:46 pm IST
The members of the panchayat will also meet the Bar Association in Chandigarh to appeal to lawyers not to help the accused.
In the police complaint registered at Kanina, police have identified three accused- Pankaj, Manish, and Nishu. Pankaj is a defence personnel stationed in Rajasthan. (Photo: ANI)
 In the police complaint registered at Kanina, police have identified three accused- Pankaj, Manish, and Nishu. Pankaj is a defence personnel stationed in Rajasthan. (Photo: ANI)

Hisar: A mahapanchayat or congregation of panchayats of 25 villages, was held in Haryana's Kosli town in which a notice was issued that no practising lawyer would help any of the accused in the alleged gang rape of a 19-year-old ex-CBSE topper last week.

The members of the panchayat will also meet the Bar Association in Chandigarh to appeal to lawyers not to help the accused.

 

A letter has also been sent to Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya for stringent action to be taken sans further lapses.

The 19-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gang-raped after being drugged on Wednesday in one of the districts in Haryana.

In the police complaint registered at Kanina, police have identified three accused- Pankaj, Manish, and Nishu. Pankaj is a defence personnel stationed in Rajasthan.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has directed the police to take stringent action against the accused in the case.

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