Bar association denies felicitating lawyer for attack at Patiala court

Bar association claimed that certain outsiders' in lawyers' robes indulged in violence.

New Delhi: The lawyers' body in Delhi district courts virtually came in defence of the attackers in black robes in the Patiala House courts, including Vikram Singh Chauhan who was garlanded in Karkardooma courts, to whose bar he belongs.

Claiming that certain "outsiders" in lawyers' robes indulged in violence, the Coordination Committee of all District Court Bar Associations demanded a "fair" inquiry into the incidents.

Condemning the violence, Advocate R K Wadhwa, chairman of the committee, said in a press release they would request the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to ensure that entry to the court premises should be monitored and security of judicial officers, lawyers and litigants be given "prime importance".

"We condemn the manner in which protestors/demonstrators were allowed to enter the Patiala House court complex. We condemn violence in any form which was the direct consequence of unverified entry of outsiders inside the court premises," he said.

Meanwhile in Karkardooma courts, lawyers held a candle light march for national integrity and against "victimisation" of lawyers.

Chauhan, who has been bragging on social media about how the lawyers had taught "anti-nationals" a lesson in Patiala House complex, was garlanded.

However, Advocate Mahesh Sharma, President of Shahdara Bar Association, rejected media reports in this regard. "Advocates are being shown in bad light. They are termed as goons and criminals. It is wrong," Sharma said.

Chauhan, who was caught on camera assaulting journalists and others in the court premises, was one of the three lawyers summoned by the Delhi police in connection with the February 15 attack. The three lawyers, however, did not appear before the police.

The coordination committee also said they would stage a protest march at India gate tomorrow against the alleged anti-national activities at the JNU complex.

( Source : PTI )
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