By TCN News,
Aligarh: Scores of students from the Faculty of Law of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Friday took out a march to demand justice for late advocate Nabi Ahmad, who was shot dead within the premises of the Sessions Court at Allahabad on Thursday.
In a memorandum submitted to the authorities, terming the incident as “not only a heinous crime against an individual but also an attack on the entire legal fraternity” the students from the AMU claimed: “The authorities concerned present at the scene not only depicted ineptness in saving the accused but also immense sloppiness in letting the accused run away.”
The students demanded immediate arrest of the accused and putting him to justice according to the “celebrated legal system.” They also demanded sacking of officials responsible for lapse of duty at the court premises and at the same time, suggested steps were needed to elevate level of security at the court.
The memorandum, submitted through the police officials for the President of India and several other authorities, said the case should be tried fairly in a fast track court, Rs 50,000 compensation be paid to the family of the deceased and next of the kin should be appointed in a respectable government job.
“If the upholder of justice is killed within the temple of justice, then we cannot expect an ordinary man to knock on its door to seek justice. The incident not only left us distraught but also shakes the faith of a layman in our legal system. If a lawyer can be murdered then killing an ordinary witness is no insurmountable task.
The organisers of the march Abdul Kader Ballib, 3rd year student, Farhan Ahmad Khan, 3rd year student, Ahmad Mujtaba Faraz, AMU Court Member, Mohammad Hashim Khan, former court member, AMU and Karnain Sattar, 4rth year law student, AMU were the organisers of the march, a release said here.