Bar Council to submit report on lawyers' action at Patiala court

Bar Council to submit report on lawyers' action at Patiala court

The Bar Council of Indian on Thursday decried the violence resorted to by a group of lawyers in Patiala House Courts a day before on journalists and supporters of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and assured the Supreme Court of taking adequate action against them.

Appearing before a bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Abhay M Sapre, BCI chairman, senior advocate Manan K Mishra submitted that the apex statutory body of the advocates was examining the issue and will file a report by Monday.

“We have taken serious note of the incidents of violence…we will place a report on record on Monday,” he submitted.

As a counsel complained that about 15 lawyers were beaten up in Patiala House courts during production of Kumar, the BCI chairman said that the action would surely be taken into the matter.

“We have earlier in case of similar incident in the Madras High Court, recommended for suspension of licence of about 15 advocates,” he said.

Senior advocate K T Tulsi, appearing for PIL petitioner N D Jayaprakash, submitted that the matter must be referred to the Delhi Bar Council as the advocates were directly affiliated to it. Mishra, however, submitted that the BCI, being the parent body, can recommend action in the instant case. 

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