Pimpri Chinchwad, 29th January 2024: The Pimpri Chinchwad Advocates Bar Association organized a protest at Pimpri Court, condemning the brutal murder of Advocate Rajaram Adhav and his wife Advocate Manisha Adhav. The couple, who worked in the legal field at Rahuri Court in Ahmednagar district, had gone missing on January 25, 2024.
Upon investigation by the police, it was discovered that the couple had been abducted and killed. The legal community expressed its collective grief and outrage during the protest meeting, where former president of Pimpri Chinchwad Advocates Bar Association, Adv SB Chandak, and several other prominent lawyers strongly condemned the heinous act.
Among those who voiced their protest were Adv Sushil Mancharkar, Adv Devrao Dhale, Adv Ashok Bhatewara, Adv Raju Madhavan, Adv Kiran Pawar, Former Vice President Adv Datta Zhuluk, Advocate Naveen Wale, senior lawyer Advocate Satyan Nair, Advocate Sarika Pardeshi, Secretary of Pune Lawyers Society Atish Landge, and many more.
The president of Pimpri Chinchwad Advocates Bar Association, Adv. Ramraje Bhosle highlighted the need for collective action and announced that a large number of lawyers from Pimpri Chinchwad would participate in the protest organized by the Indian Lawyers Federation. Demands were made during the meeting, including the passage of the Advocates (Protection) Bill, 2021, a fast-track trial for the case, and the imposition of the death sentence on the accused.
The protest meeting was organized by the Pimpri Chinchwad Advocates Bar Association, led by president Adv. Ramraje Bhosle, Vice president Adv. Pratiksha Khilari, Secretary Adv. Dhananjay Kokane, Joint Secretary Adv. Umesh Khandare, and other members. The legal fraternity united to express solidarity and demand justice for the slain lawyer couple, emphasizing the need for stringent measures to protect legal professionals.