Manthani advocates demand fast-track courtroom for lawyer couple homicide

HC comes down heavily on lawyer for maligning reputation of judiciary

The Manthani Bar Association on Monday called on the government to set up an express court for the trial of the murder of a couple of lawyers.

In an emergency general meeting, the association’s members passed a resolution to file a motion with the Telangana Supreme Court for an investigation into the twin murders by the CBI or other independent special agency. Manthani’s lawyers also decided not to represent any of the defendants in court in the murder of Gattu Vaman Rao and his wife PV Nagamani.

The Bar Association decided to provide full support to the couple’s family members and decided to abstain from work until March 1, asking for assistance from other bar associations in this regard. The association’s president, Hari Babu, and its secretary, Raman Kumar Reddy, condemned the reported testimony by Ramagundam Police Commissioner V. Satyanarayana that there was “legal factionism” in Manthani.

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