May 24, 2017
On 3 May, Supreme Court lawyer Utsav Singh Bains had written a letter to the Home Ministry for receiving threats from militant organisations in Manipur for dropping a case. Bains is representing the family of Irom Roger, who was shot dead by N Ajai Singh, son of incumbent BJP chief minister N Biren Singh in a road rage incident in 2011.
According to Bains, he decided to take the case since no lawyer in Manipur agreed to represent the family allegedly because of the fear of the chief minister.
In the wake of these developments, the All Manipur Bar Association (AMBA) has filed a complaint against Bains with the Chairman of the Bar Council of India claiming that the allegation that no lawyer was willing to take the case is purely “fabricated and false”.