Pune Bar Association on Friday, Jan 27 declared that none of the lawyers of the association will represent and defend Mane.
Milind Pawar, member of privilege committee of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, said, "Mane has the right to find a defence lawyer during his trial. But we decided that we will not represent him before that."
"What he (Mane) did cannot be justified, whether or not he was in a sane state of mind. We have all decided we will not represent him on moral grounds," added the spokesperson.