An anti-terror court trying the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case Thursday adjourned its hearing to March 18 due to an ongoing strike by local lawyers. Special Judge Jagdeep Singh deferred the hearing because of the strike, NIA counsel Rajan Malhotra said.
“We were not allowed to enter the court complex by the protesting advocates,” said Mr Malhotra, adding the matter was adjourned to March 18.
Local lawyers went on an indefinite strike on March 12 in protest against a judicial magistrate’s alleged misbehaviour with an advocate.
Meanwhile, Mukesh Garg, counsel for accused c, sought to refute a Pakistani woman’s claim in her application to the court that the eyewitnesses to the blast from her country were not served summonses for deposition. Read More