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Dude, If I stepped on your toes, I am sorry. I should have clarified what I meant by cursory details (if I had realised this would be the response, I would have written this earlier, honestly!). Something along these lines as provided by @akshat above:

1> What area of Criminal law this pertains to.

2> Is she an Indian?

3> Is she looking for professional representation or someone in personal capacity.

> Based on this we can look up one from a prominent firm or not.

OK, that was all. The reason I tried to write it here rather than PM, is because others could also benefit from this kind of info when talking to their own respective contacts/lawyers/colleagues.

Again, I want to clarify that I was not digging for the kind of details that you seem to have implied on the reply. And sorry if I upset anyone.

EDIT: @swombat has already replied to these questions above when I was composing my reply to jacquesm.

Thanks, @swombat

I don't think you stepped on Jacques' toes. We're just pretty stressed about this and so being brief (I'm now replying to messages/social media and gathering leads while he tries to ring up lawyers).

I answered those points now in my post:

- It is not a good idea to discuss the details of the case right now. There is a police case, it is completely made up as an excuse to get hold of the person we're talking about (I've seen the case filing). The main charge is kidnapping, and she's the victim - but somehow she still gets arrested. India for the win.

- She's an Indian national.

- We need a professional, influential, trustworthy lawyer and are willing to pay (reasonable fees).

Lawyers certainly help. However you could also have someone contact a local women's rights group. Also put the word out to some of her Indian friends. May be someone could get some "political" help to get things going. That's how it works in India. If you know someone really rich in Delhi, they could also help. Most likely they know a M.L.A or an M.P or someone high up in the police. I hope fellow HN'rs with political contacts in Delhi would reach out to you.

no worries, 3 hours of sleep and too much to do.

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