Asifa rape & murder: Bar association Poonch, Rajouri dissociate from Jammu bandh call, welcome FIR

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Advocates of Rajouri associated with the Jammu BAR association have disassociated themselves from the bandh call issued by Jammu bar association and condemned the blocking of challan by their counterparts in Kathua in the rape-and-murder case of Asifa Bano.
The lawyers associated with the bar association addressed a press conference in Rajouri Press Club and said that they have no association with the Jammu bandh call.
They also condemned the action of Kathua lawyers who tried to prevent crime branch officials from filing a charge sheet into the rape-and-murder case of Asifa Bano yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Poonch bar association has welcomed the FIR against the Kathua lawyers who tried to block challan in Asifa rape-and-murder case yesterday.
The bar has also dissociated from the Jammu bandh call issued by the Jammu high court bar association tomorrow.
Talking to reports in Poonch, a spokesperson said: “The crime branch should continue to investigate the rape-and-murder of the minor girl.”