Nirbhaya case: Bar Council serves notice to Defence lawyers

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New Delhi, March 7: A day after the Bar Council of India (BCI) met to discuss the statements issued by the two defence advocates in the BBC documentary on the Dec 16, 2012 gang-rape, the BCI has issued a notice to both.

This comes after the lawyers made outrageous statements about women in the documentary 'India's Daughter.' A show cause notice was issued to ML Sharma and AP Singh on Saturday, who are the defence lawyers for the four accused in the gangrape case.

Nirbhaya case: Def lawyers served notice

The lawyers have been given three weeks time to reply and explain why any disciplinary action against them should not be initiated.

Defence counsel ML Sharma and AP Singh have made several controversial statements in the documentary which has sparked outrage amongst many in the country.

Meanwhile, Sharma has expressed shock and said that people are accusing him without even watching the documentary. "People who are accusing me have not seen the documentary. Watching the documentary in India is illegal. We are planning to take action against documentary being watched in India when the government has banned it," he said.

The documentary was banned after Mukesh Singh, one of the accused, said that the rape was the girl's fault as she is responsible for it. Many politicians called for the ban saying that the documentary glorified the rapist.

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