Bar Assoc condemns attack on Adv Hamid Itloo

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 4: Bar Association Jammu (BAJ) has condemned the reported attack on Advocate and member of Bar Association, Asif Hamid Itloo, by some miscreants when the former was traveling along with his father A H Yatoo, an advocate by profession.
In a meeting convened today, president of the Bar Association, Jammu, B S Slathia termed the incident, a direct attack on the judicial institutions of which the advocates are an inherent part.
He urged the administration to probe the matter thoroughly and put the culprits behind the bars who are creating a panic amongst the common masses and litigants approaching the courts of law for redressel of their grievances through justice dispensation.
Slathia stressed that maintenance of law and order is the duty of the administration, which assumes more significance when the advocates facilitating the justice to the needy are threatened by those averse to justice dispensation.
The Association members expressed hope that administration will act promptly and book the culprits to avoid such incidents in future.