Advocate booked; lawyers stage road-block

Advocates pull back a two-wheeler for trying to make his way amidst them during the protest in front of Law Court’s complex in Mysore on Monday. DH Photo

D N Gangadharappa, an advocate here had been detained by Metagalli police on Sunday.

This follows a complaint lodged by Vijaya wife of C Mallaiah. The woman in her complaint had alleged that the advocate and his client Syed Nasir had allegedly molested her, besides threatening her with dire consequences. Syed Nasir had filed a case over partition of a property in a court here.

However, the case had been decreed. Vijaya is the wife of Mallaiah, defendant in the particular case.

Gangadharappa told Deccan Herald that Vijaya had cooked up a story in her complaint to police. 

According to Vijaya, ‘I demanded for Rs 2.5 lakh for a settlement. When Vijaya refuted to pay heed, I and my client misbehaved with her and also issued a threat’. 

Acting on this, the garuda police at the behest of Inspector H M Mahadevappa allegedly went to the office of Gangadharappa only to give him a mouthful.

Gangadharappa alleged that- the Inspector had even warned of filing an atrocity case against him, if I had not cooperated with police. He was detained for four hours, until the fellow advocates came to his rescue. It was only after that Gangadharappa was released on station bail.

The members of Mysore Bar Association under the leadership of their president C Appaji Gowda decided to boycott the proceedings and take to streets. They staged a rasta roko on Krishnaraja Boulevard road in front of the court.

Human chain

They also formed a human chain. They also staged a protest near Ramaswamy Circle. The vehicular riders had to face the wrath of the protesters, as the latter exchanged words with most of the two-wheeler riders making their way through the protest.

Learning about the incident, MLC Go Madhusudhan who arrived at the spot assured to talk to the authorities concerned and initiate action against the police officers behind the issue, bringing the protest to an end.

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