Lawyer misbehaves with woman, sent to jail

Lawyer misbehaves with woman, sent to jail

The Delhi High Court on Friday sent a lawyer to judicial custody for seven days after the court found him guilty of misbehaving with a female lawyer during hearing.

A male lawyer assaulted his female counterpart in the midst of a hearing before the Joint Registrar A S Jaichandra.

The incident took place when both the junior counsels were presenting their case. After some objections were raised by the female lawyer, the male counterpart pushed her and in no time it turned into physical fight between the two juniors. Immediately after the incident, the JR sent a report to Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Shah Endlaw about the incident.

The Court taking suo moto cognisance of JR report barred the male lawyer from practising for two months and directed him to provide legal service to fellow inmates during his imprisonment. Calling the incidence as a professional misconduct, the Court also directed Bar Council to enquire into the matter. Meanwhile, the male lawyer has also been restrained from entering into the HC.

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