Amanat case in fast-track court: Accused scared of Delhi?

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Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 17:19 [IST]
 
Amanat case: Accused scared of Delhi?

New Delhi, Jan 17: A month after the horrible gangrape in Delhi, the case has finally been transferred to fast-track court where hearing will begin on Jan 21.

Hours after main accused Ram Singh's lawyer's decision of moving Supreme Court, a Metropolitan Magistrate court in the national announced that the case has been committed to fast-track court.

Accusing Delhi police of being biased against Ram Singh, his lawyer VK Anand said that he would ask the apex court to move court hearing outside Delhi, except Uttar Pradesh, where the 23-year-old paramedical student 'Amanat' came from.

Mr Anand demanded a fair trial for his client who was the driver of the bus in which he along with five other men raped the girl brutally and later threw her out of moving bus on Dec 16.

Ram Singh's brother Mukesh's lawyer, ML Sharma, earlier had asserted that victim's male friend, who was present in the bus at the time of incident, was "wholly responsible" for the savage attack on her.

"Until today, I have not seen a single incident or example of rape with a respected lady. Even an underworld don would not like to touch a girl with respect," Sharma said.

While making the above statement, the lawyer surprisingly did not even pause to think that he was casting aspersions on the victim. In his professional capacity, he might be entitled to claim that his clients are innocent. However, Sharma cannot be unaware that it is unethical to defame the deceased.

He even claimed, "My clients have been forced to confess to crimes that they did not commit." He was referring to the five men who have been charged with not only raping the paramedical student in a moving bus but also brutally attacking her with a rod on that fateful night. The victim succumbed to her injuries at a Singapore hospital on Dec 29, 2012.

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