Monday, May 30, 2022

Professional misconduct of lawyer may also amount to contempt of court: Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court recently issued contempt notices to the office bearers of the Ambedkar Nagar Bar Association for purportedly indulging in frequent strikes. 
"Accordingly, issue notice to newly added respondent Nos. 2 to 4 to show cause through counsel as to why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them for frequently calling for strikes of the bar association due to which the judicial work of the revenue courts is affected which is amount to willful disobedience of the judgment passed by Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case Ex-Capt. Harish Uppal (Supra), Hussain (Supra), District Bar Association Dehradun (Supra)..."

The Court had found in that order,

"Perusal of the order sheet contained in Annexure No.3 to the petition indicates that the case is being adjourned mostly on the ground of strike of lawyers. Therefore, it would not be appropriate to issue any direction for disposal of case within some time bound period."

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