Female lawyer ‘assaulted’ in Bandipora courtroom


Bandipora: A female lawyer along with her colleagues was allegedly assaulted by the clients of the opposite party during the hearing of a civil dispute case before the court in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday.

According to the lawyers representing the opposing client, a 25-year-old junior lawyer was assaulted by the clients of the other party when the case was called up for hearing.

“The assault occurred in the courtroom and three other lawyers who tried to stop the female lawyer from being assaulted were also injured,” said Adil, a local lawyer who refused to give his second name.

The female lawyer was hospitalised in a state of shock for a detailed checkup. As per the members of the Bandipora Bar Association, she has received bruises on her face and injuries in her left arm and other body parts.

A senior lawyer of the Bandipora Bar Association, Mushtaq Ahmad Malik said that they approached the Police Station Bandipora for registering an FIR against the accused.

“The accused client had previously too resorted to assault and the Bar Association has unanimously denounced the act and condemned it vehemently as three lawyers were injured,” he said.

A Police official said that the accused had been booked under FIR No 190 under sections 307 (attempt to murder) 354 B, and 382 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).


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