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Thursday , September 14 , 2017

SC to hear school case shift plea

New Delhi, Sept. 13: The Supreme Court will hear on September 18 a plea by two arrested officials of Ryan International School seeking transfer of the trial relating to the murder of a seven-year-old boy from Gurgaon to Delhi.

Senior advocate K.T.S. Tulsi, appearing for the head of the school's northern zone, Francis Thomas, urged a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra to transfer the trial to Delhi, alleging that lawyers were being prevented from representing the accused.

Tulsi argued that the accused were also entitled to protection under Article 21 (right to life and liberty).

The lawyer, who referred to the matter during the "mentioning time" at 10.30am, when cases of urgent nature are raised orally, told the apex court that the Gurugram District Bar Association and Sohna Bar Association had passed separate resolutions yesterday saying none of the lawyers would defend the accused in view of the gruesome nature of the crime.

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