Lawyer representing Kathua rape accused made additional advocate general

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Srinagar: The state government has appointed defence lawyer in the infamous Kathua rape and murder case as additional advocate general.

Aseem Sawhney, who is pleading the case of some of the accused at a court in Patahankot, was appointed additional advocate general by the law department. Sawhney, who figured at serial number 7 in the list, has also served as deputy advocate general in the J&K high court, Jammu.

Sawhney is the defence counsel of some of the people, who are accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of the state. Eight people, including four policemen were arrested by crime branch after the shocking rape-and-murder triggered widespread outrage across the Valley.