ML Sharma, the counsel for December 16 gang rape accused Mukesh, was on Tuesday officially warned by Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna for his repeated failures to appear for hearings. The court said had it not been this case, “an adverse order” would have been passed against the lawyer.
“I am not passing an adverse order. Had it been any other case then I would have done it,” Khanna said, warning advocate Sharma.
Mukesh asked Sharma to defend him in the case on March 20, replacing advocate VK Anand, who was representing him and his brother, accused Ram Singh.