Friday, September 9, 2011

Notice-to-judges case: Lawyer gets bail

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat high court on Friday granted bail to advocate Devesh Bhatt on condition that he would not embarrass the judiciary further by issuing legal notices to judges.
Advocate Bhatt was in jail for about two months after being slapped with 12 cases of contempt of court for issuance of notices to judges, including the chief justice. He was denied bail by the lower court, and the lawyer had submitted to HC during an earlier hearing that the lower courts were hesitant in releasing him on bail, for his arrest was subjected on HC orders.
On his bail plea, a division bench ordered to release him on bail on execution of bail bond of Rs 10,000. He has been asked to remain present in courts during proceedings in relation to the contempt cases. The bench has also imposed a condition that he would not repeat his gesture of dashing notices to members of judiciary, said advocate Asim Pandya, who is an amicus curiae in this case.
When Bhatt appeared before the court in July, the division bench told him to stop sending legal notices to courts, because it unnecessarily created more work for everyone.
Advocate Bhatt has been charged with making efforts to influence judges to decide cases in his favour by issuing legal notices to them. He has also sought permission to prosecute judges in different cases.

No comments:

Post a Comment