Lawyers to Abstain From Work Today

SRINAGAR: The Executive Committee of the High Court Bar Association Srinagar held an emergency meeting on Thursday here to discuss the situation after the demise of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah at PGI Chandigarh.

Being an under-trial he was killed by one inmate Vinod Kumar an Army man in ‘retaliation to the death of Sarbjeet Singh at Lahore. “It is an act of terrorism inside the Kotebalwal Jail Jammu within the domain of the jail authorities,” a spokesperson of the Bar said.

The Bar had already condemned the murderous attack on Sonaullah inside the jail and now the Bar asks the Govt. to register a case under section 302 RPC read with section 120B against the assailant, Superintendent Jail and other officials of Kotebalwal Jail Jammu.

To condole and show solidarity with the bereaved family of Sonaullah the Bar will abstain from work on May 10 as such all the lawyers are requested to abstain from appearing before the courts of High Court as well as the courts subordinate to it.

The Bar has also requested the other Bar Association of the valley to abstain from appearing before the courts on the said date.

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