Counsel pulled up for posting Unnao rape case court proceedings on social media

The court warned the counsel against posting online the proceedings of the case, which is presently at the stage of the recording of prosecution evidence.

Published: 05th October 2019 07:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2019 07:17 PM   |  A+A-

Court Hammer, judgement, order

For representational purposes

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Saturday pulled up the counsel for one of the parties in the Unnao rape case, allegedly involving expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh, for posting on social media the details of the in-camera proceedings of the case pertaining to the alleged murder of the victim's father.

District Judge Dharmesh Sharma also warned the counsel against posting online the proceedings of the case, which is presently at the stage of the recording of prosecution evidence.

The warning came when the counsel for the other party, during the in-camera proceedings, claimed his opponent's counsel has been posting details of the proceedings, including those of the ongoing recording of the evidence, on social media, said a lawyer privy to the matter.

He added that Judge Sharma, who held the proceeding today on a local holiday with the Delhi High Court's permission, asked the counsel to submit the details of the Facebook posts pertaining to case.

The court also directed the CBI to clarify its stand on the issue and put up the matter for further proceedings on October 9. The court was hearing the case of the alleged assault and murder of the rape victim's father in judicial custody on April 9, 2018.

The court has framed charges against expelled BJP MLA Sengar, his brother Atul Sengar and nine others in the case. The woman was allegedly raped by the MLA in 2017, when she was a minor. The court has also framed charges against him in the rape case.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp