The advocates of Aligarh, on the 8th of June, refused to represent Zahid and Aslam, the main accused in the Aligarh murder case.
On the 31st of May, Zahid and Aslam kidnapped a 2.5 year old Twinkle Sharma and killed her brutally.
On the 2nd of June, the Aligarh Police found the dead body of Twinkle in a dumpyard and arrested both the accused, who admitted to committing the crime.
Zahid, with the help of his friend Aslam, kidnapped Twinkle and killed her due to a money dispute.
Twinkle’s father took an amount of Rs. 10,000 from Zahid, which he failed to repay. Following this, Zahid kidnapped Twinkle and murdered her.
On the 7th of June, the Aligarh Police transferred the case to a Fast Track Court (FTC) in Aligarh for a speedy trial.
Further investigations also revealed the involvement of Zahid’s wife and his brother, who are now under police custody.
Anoop Kaushik, the General Secretary of the Aligarh Bar Association, said, “We stand with the family of a 2.5-year-old girl who was murdered in Tappal and no advocate will appear in court for the accused. An advocate from outside will not be allowed to fight the case. We will fight for the child.”
The team of advocates in the Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh supported the family of the victim and said they will fight for justice.
The Police is investigating the case as a National Security Act (NSA) case. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of six members was also formed on the 7th of June to investigate the case.
The SIT was asked to submit a report about the murder case within 3 weeks.
The joint team of Aligarh Police and Special Investigation Team (SIT) is currently investigating the case.
Stay tuned for further updates.