Office-bearers of Bar Association stage snap strike

Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran and the Ministers C M Udasi and Katta Subramanya Naidu were to grace the occasion.

The protesters threw flower pots in the air and destroyed them. They barged inside the venue and ransacked. The organisers were forced to cancel the function when the situation went out of control.

The police rushed to the spot, pacified the protesters and brought the situation under control.

However, the inauguration of the newly constructed building and parking lot inside the City Civil Court premises went off peacefully.

After the inauguration, the CJ PD Dinakaran said that vacant posts of judges in various courts across the state would be filled soon.

Nearly 50 per cent of the judges’ posts were vacant when he took over the reins. Hence, he decided to take steps to fill up the vacant posts. The recruitment process is now almost over. The new judges will report for duty shortly, he disclosed.

Unhappy

A few senior colleagues did not question as to why the steps were not taken to fill up the vacant posts of judges’ in the past. Such colleagues are creating unnecessary confusion over the recruitment, he expressed displeasure.

Irked by the CJ’s comment, the former president of Bangalore Bar Association (BBA), KN Subbareddy took exception. Both of them exchanged heated words. However, intervention by others on the dais brought the situation under control.

The Ministers C M Udasi and Katta Subramanya Naidu promised that the State government was committed to provide basic amenities in the judicial system.

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