Jammu:The Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch is contemplating to approach the local court in Kathua against a defence lawyer who is allegedly circulating twisted facts in much hyped gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl to vitiate the atmosphere, as per reliable sources.
The police department has taken serious cognisance of a CD in which a witness is seen as saying that he had been coerced by the Crime Branch to give a statement against Vishal Sharma, listed as one of the alleged accused in gang rape case, sources in police department said.
Vishal Sharma is the son of Sanji Ram, who is mentioned as alleged main conspirator in the charge sheet presented in the CJM court at Kathua.
The video, which has gone viral on social media, was passed off by the lawyer as a statement that the witness had given in front of the magistrate, the officials said.
However, initial investigations showed that it was prepared outside the court premises by the lawyer to mislead the public and create disaffection towards the government, added sources.
This is definitely an attempt to browbeat the witnesses in the case and we have to immediately step in keeping in mind the sensitivities attached with the case, said another senior official.