THE STATE OF INDIA -V- RICHARD DE WIT

Media Release - Released by Vic Groves, Tuesday 16th October 2018 - for Immediate Use

This Media Release relates to the 136th scheduled hearing in the above trial in the 2nd Additional Magistrates’ Court in Srinagar.

Authentication:
The following information has been obtained from our legal representative in Srinagar.

Overview of Day’s Proceedings:
No progress was made in the trial today due to heightened security requirements caused by election polling. A heightened police presence was in place throughout Srinagar. The information to hand states that the accused, Richard de Wit, was not in court and that no witnesses showed up.

General Comments:
This was clearly the wrong day to schedule a hearing for reasons that would have been known in advance by all concerned.

Next Scheduled Hearing Dates:
Wednesday 31st October 2018