Two lawyers of the Barrackpore Court in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district have been suspended for six months for allegedly sharing an "anti-India post" on their social media profiles, a senior member of the state's bar council said on Monday.
Lawyer Wais Goni and his junior practitioner Ananya Mukherjee allegedly shared an Urdu post on their respective Facebook accounts, which contained alleged derogatory remarks about the country's armed forces.
The post allegedly contained disparaging remarks against Abhinandan Varthaman, the Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot who was captured by the Pakistan Army after his fighter jet crashed in the Pakistan territory during a dogfight on February 27. Wing Commander Varthaman was released from captivity on March 1.
Both Wais Goni and Ananya Mukherjee have apologised for sharing the post, saying it was done "by mistake" and that neither of them knew Urdu.