Lawyer AP Singh..all those who are aware of Nirbhaya case will not forget this name. The layer who face the wrath of the nation in defence of the four rapists accused in 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case hit to new yet again after his decision to defend the four men accused in the Hathras case.
As per the recent reports, the Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha, an upper-caste body, has reached out to Singh to fight for the accused. This move came close on the heels of AP Singh’s statements that the SC/ST objective was being “misused” to slander the upper caste community.
Former Union Minister Raja Manvendra Singh, who is the national president of Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha announced that they are ready to pay the lawyer’s fee from the money they collected to support the accused.
It can be noted that Hathras panchayat was also held in favour of the four accused who are in police custody. Calls were raised during the dharna for an unbiased probe into the matter by the special investigation team (SIT) formed by the Uttar Pradesh government.
Meanwhile, Seema Kushwala, the lawyer who fought for Nirbhaya’s justice, confirmed that she will be fighting the case of Hathras victim. Reports also claimed that Seema has been regularly meeting the victim’s family and demanded UP government to provide security to the family from the protestors from the Upper caste.
With Seema and AP Singh set on yet another legal battle, netizens are now drawing parallels with Nirbhaya case where justice was served after 8 long years.