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No justification to ask for CBI probe: Tarigami  

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‘Is Bar Council of India on the side of victim or accused?’

Srinagar, April 27:  Stating that the BCI panel has no authority to submit such a report with respect to the Kathua incident in which the the Bar Counsel of India Committee, filed a report stating that the lawyers’ protests for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the case was ‘justified’, Tarigami has criticized the statement and added that the Supreme Court has never directed them to file any such report as to their opinion on justifiability of a CBI investigation of the Kathua case. “They were only directed to enquire and find out whether the local lawyers had obstructed the filing of the charge by the police/the trial proceedings,” a press release issued here quoted MLA Kulgam as saying.

“CBI investigation is a demand made by the accused and Hindu Ekta Munch. The accused have no right to demand such investigation. They can’t choose the investigating authority. The attempt of the BCI is to give legitimacy to this illegal demand of the accused and the Hindu Ekta Munch and to influence the investigating officers/police, prosecution and thereby deny fair trial to the victim,” Tarigami added.

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