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Nirbhaya Convict's Lawyer AP Singh To Defend Hathras Case Accused

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AP Singh, who fought in defence of the four rapists accused in 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, will be defending the four men accused in the Hathras case, reports surfaced on Monday.

It is reported that the Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha, an upper-caste body, has reached out to Singh to fight for the accused in the alleged gangrape of the 20-year-old Dalit woman who died in September.

In a recent press release, AP Singh has mentioned that the body had collected a lot of money to hire him as they thought the SC/ST objective was being "misused" to slander the upper caste community.

The decision was taken by former Union Minister Raja Manvendra Singh, who is the national president of Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha.

Earlier today, Seema Kushwala, the lawyer who fought for Nirbhaya's justice, said that she will be fighting the case of Hathras victim. Sources said that Kushwala has been regularly meeting the victim's family and that the family has now allowed her to represent the case in court.



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