HC defers advocates' plea for six months

The High Court on Wednesday sought to know whether it was necessary for the court to interfere in a petition seeking directions to the Bangalore Advocates Association to hold a special general body meeting to discuss about the ‘indiscipline’ and ‘abnormal’ behaviour of a sitting High Court judge, Justice Ram Mohan Reddy.

Justice Anand Byrareddy observed that the said judge would be retiring in the next four months and asked the advocates to leave him (judge) alone and passed an order to call the matter after six months.

The petition filed by N P Amruthesh has over 700 signatures of the members of the Bar requesting the president of the Advocates' Association to hold the meeting. The petitioner has contended that Justice Ram Mohan Reddy was harassing the advocates in the open court while conducting the proceedings. The petitioner has said that Justice Reddy has not maintained the dignity and decorum of the court and behaved ‘abnormally’ and in an ‘indisciplined’ manner.

The petitioner has said that the members of the Bar were facing humiliation and harassment by Justice Reddy in his court and it was the duty of the Advocates’ Association to hold a general body meeting to discuss the issue. The petitioner has said the members of the Bar had given a representation to the association on November 30, 2015, to hold the meeting and the request had not been considered. The petitioner has approached the court seeking directions to the association to hold the meeting in the next 15 days to discuss the issue.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)