According to the affidavit filed in court, a large mob including lawyers had entered the courtroom and surrounded the victim’s brother and lawyer.
The affidavit states that the circumstances forced the learned presiding judge to shut down the trial. When the lawyer was asked to leave, he allegedly threatened the family and the lawyer.
The court took note of the statements and ordered the Hathras District Judge to investigate the allegations and to send his report to that court in a sealed envelope.
When the Supreme Court submitted the matter for further hearing by April 7, the court warned if anyone attempted to disrupt the trial of the court or in any way harm the life, liberty, and property of the victim and the family’s family Threatening witnesses would take harsh measures, including contempt trials, against the person.
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