Mehbooba terms FIR against lawyer of Kathua rape victim as ‘baseless, a pressure tactic’

Srinagar: Terming an FIR against Mubeen Farooqi, lawyer who represented Kathua rape and murder victim, as baseless, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said why will people fight for justice if they are punished for doing so.

Mufti, who is the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said it is obvious that it been done to pressurise him and urged Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to look into the matter.

”A baseless FIR’s been filed against Mubeen Farooqi, lawyer representing Kathua rape & murder victim. Fairly obvious that its been done to pressurise him. Request @capt_amarinder ji to look into the matter. Why will people fight for justice if they’re punished for doing so?,” Mufti wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

Farooqi had said that FIR was registered against him in his hometown Malerkotla in Punjab under section 458 of IPC.

”The FIR was filed under political influence and the complainant is a local politician. The complaint says that I attacked someone’s home at night. They registered this false FIR with a serious allegation,” he said.

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