27/03/2015 10:02 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Accused In Bengal Nun Rape Case Will Have A Tough Time Finding A Lawyer To Defend Him

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An Indian demonstrator takes part in a vigil and silent protest against the alleged gang-rape of a nun in the eastern state of West Bengal, and attacks on Churches in Pakistan and India, in New Delhi on March 16, 2015. Hundreds of priests, school girls and other protesters staged a peaceful rally March 16, 2015 in the Indian city of Kolkata to support an elderly nun who was gang-raped at her convent school. AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

KRISHNANAGAR, WEST BENGAL — The local bar association in Ranaghat today decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district.

"We have decided not to plead for the accused of convent robbery and rape case as it is a heinous crime," Milan Sarkar, Secretary of Ranaghat Bar Association said.

Salim Seikh whom CID had arrested in Mumbai early today was produced before the local court here. It was the first arrest in the case that took place on the eleventh day after the incident.

However, Salim will get the legal assistance from the Sub-Divisional Legal Aid Committee.

Basudeb Mukhopadhyay, advocate and representative of Sub-Divisional Legal Aid Committee said, "I have been appointed by the Committee to move for the undefended cases in the month of March and April and I will stand for Salim Seikh."

Rupanjana Chakraborty, Additional Session and District Judge cum Chairman of the said committee recruited him for the job, he said.

Read: India Nun Gang Rape Police Make First Arrest In Chilling Case Which Sparked Outrage

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