Press Esc to close
Saturday 29 November 2014
News updated at 2:59 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Gang rape case: Court tells defence lawyer to 'behave properly'

New Delhi, April 5, 2013, (IANS) :

The fast track court hearing Dec 16 gang rape case Friday came down heavily on defence lawyer M.L. Sharma, saying he must "behave properly" and "mind his words while addressing the court".

Additional Session Judge (ASJ) Yogesh Khanna pulled up Sharma, counsel for accused Mukesh, when he suggested the judge take an off Saturday as he (Sharma) will be on leave.

"Mind your words while addressing the court. I am sitting on the bench. You must behave properly. What is this 'chhutti le lejile'?," the court told Sharma asking him to maintain the decorum of court.


"When I am working tomorrow, how can you ask me to take leave. You are the counsel in the case, you have to come to the court tomorrow," the ASJ said.

The court said it will hold the court proceedings Saturday and asked the counsel to remain present in the court at 2 p.m sharp. 

Special Public Prosecutor Dayan Krishnan, also expressed his displeasure over the conduct of Sharma, saying: "I have never seen counsel telling the judge to take a holiday."

Meanwhile, Sharma and fellow defence lawyer A.P. Singh, who is representing accused Vinay and Akshay, also got into heated arguments in the court after Singh said that this court should not be used as "learning forum".

The tiff started when Sharma was cross-examining a prosecution witness and spent nearly two hours asking irrelevant questions from him.

When the judge objected and told Sharma to ask only relevant questions, Sharma replied that he is learning through this case. At this point, Singh also lost his cool and shouted at him.

"Counsel (Sharma) should not make this case as learning forum. If he wants to learn, there are so many cases... he can learn from that cases. Its an important case and life of all the accused are on stake. Counsel should not use this case as learning point," screamed Singh.

Sharma also started shouted back, saying Singh can not pass such personal comments.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
England's Joe Root plays a shot their second ODI (One Day International) cricket...

England's Joe Root plays a shot their second ODI (One Day International) cricket...

An air show at the 127th Passing out Parade at National Defence Academy in Pune on...

An air show at the 127th Passing out Parade at National Defence Academy in Pune on...

Bollywood actors Karishma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon with Choreographer Shiamak Daver during...

Bollywood actors Karishma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon with Choreographer Shiamak Daver during...

England's Harry Gurney is bowled out by Sri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad (not pictured) during their ...

England's Harry Gurney is bowled out by Sri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad (not pictured) during their ...

An Indian army soldier runs after a drone being sent for surveillance during a gunbattle with ...

An Indian army soldier runs after a drone being sent for surveillance during a gunbattle with ...

Black Friday Shopping Begins On Thanksgiving Evening

Black Friday Shopping Begins On Thanksgiving Evening

Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji

Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji

Regina Vandysheva reacts after winning the 2014 Miss Kazakhstan national beauty

Regina Vandysheva reacts after winning the 2014 Miss Kazakhstan national beauty

Pakistani theatre artists in India  to participate in 'Saanjh: 11th Amritsar-Lahore Peace Festival

Pakistani theatre artists in India to participate in 'Saanjh: 11th Amritsar-Lahore Peace Festival

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi being felicitated by Chairman of Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi being felicitated by Chairman of Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523