Nirbhaya gang-rape: Bar Council to discuss lawyers’ remarks

New Delhi, March 6:

The Bar Council of India (BCI) is likely to meet Friday evening over the remarks made by two defence advocates in the BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang-rape.

nirbhaya case“The meeting will take place late evening in Delhi to decide further course of action on the matter,” BCI chairman Manan Mishra said.

Defence counsel M. L. Sharma and A.P.Singh have made made several controversial statements in the documentary.

The BCI had issued notice to A.P. Singh over his remark on the rape victim in September 2013, which is still pending.

The documentary is about the gang rape of a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist, who was brutally assaulted on December 16, 2012 on a moving bus in Delhi. Severely injured by the brutal assault, the woman was shifted for specialised treatment to a Singapore hospital where she died on December 29, 2012.


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