The members of Bhopal district bar association on Wednesday refused to appear for the accused in connection with 19-year-old woman gangrape that had taken place on October 31 in the state capital when the victim was returning from her coaching classes.
In wake of massive outrage, On Tuesday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced closure of liquor shops located near girls' hostels, religious places and schools across the state.
The accused were already arrested. After massive outrage over the incident, Chouhan had promised to hold weekly meeting on the issue of women safety.
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All the accused have been booked under sections 376 D (gangrape), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) of the IPC.