48 advocates showcaused

  • | Saturday | 2nd December, 2023

Ranchi: Alterations and modifications made by advocates in their chambers in the Jharkhand high court have led the registrar general issuing show-cause notices to lawyers. Jharkhand HC registrar general Muhammad Shakir has asked advocates to explain as to why not their allotment of chambers be cancelled for violation of the High Court of Jharkhand Advocates (Allotment and Occupancy) Rules 2023.The notice issued on November 28 by the registrar general has been served upon 48 advocates who have been allotted chambers.All these advocates have altered and modified their respective chambers by making cosmetic changes like false ceiling, panelling and glass doors. The showcause has been spurred at the behest of the Lawyer Chamber Ad-hoc Building Committee, a body of advocates which made a complaint to the registrar general on August 28. Advocates Association Jharkhand High Court secretary Navin Kumar said the association will stand by its members and take up the matter with the HC authorities, Kumar said.We also published the following articles recentlyBombay HC seeks views of ASG, Advocate General, appoints Amicus on issue under Atrocities Act referred to larger benchThe Bombay High Court has requested the Additional Solicitor General to address the court on the issue of video recording of proceedings under the Atrocities Act. They have also appointed an amicus curiae to assist in the matter. The issue concerns the provisions of video recording under the Act, specifically whether it is mandatory for bail hearings. The court proceedings are considered sacred and should not be influenced by public opinion. The larger bench will decide on the necessity of video recording and its implementation.6 cops assault advocate in Chikkamagaluru town, face suspensionThe Karnataka High Court has directed the government to submit a status report on the investigations into the alleged assault of an advocate in Chikkamagaluru town. Six district policemen have been suspended for allegedly thrashing the advocate for not wearing a helmet. The court expressed its concern over the incident, comparing it to the atrocities committed during Idi Amins regime. The Advocates Association of Bengaluru submitted a representation about the assault, which the court treated as a suo motu PIL. The court urged the advocates to resume work and emphasized that justice should be served for all.

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