No lawyer to defend Odisha eve-teasers

No lawyer turned up to defend two youth who were arrested on the charge of eve-teasing. The two were  produced before a court in Kendrapara district on Wednesday.

The two, Rashmi Ranjan Muduli (28) and Uttam Das (29), were produced before the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Madhumita Mohanty. As no lawyer turned up to defend them, the SDJM remanded them in 14 days judicial custody.

Kendrapara Bar Association member B K Sahu said the district bar association had earlier adopted an unanimous resolution not to extend legal assistance to offenders involved in molestation and eve-teasing . After the resolution was passed this was the first case of eve-teasing offence and so no lawyer extended legal assistance to the offenders, Sahu said.

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