A single judge of the Patna High Court refused to hear a petition and placed it before the Chief Justice for listing it before any other appropriate bench after the counsel for the Petitioner in the matter entered the chambers of the Secretaries where orders are typed out.
The matter being a bail application, moved by one Rikki, through Advocate Raj Dular Sah, was listed before Justice Ashutosh Kumar on September 6 wherein an order favourable to the Petitioner had been passed.
However, Justice Kumar was later informed by the Bench Secretary, who had taken down the dictation, that the Petitioner's counsel, accompanied by his clerk, entered the Secretary Chambers and asked him to type the order in priority. Further, on an attempt to stop the two, they escaped.
Considerably, Secretary Chambers is a place where the Secretaries sit and type out orders and Justice Kumar, vide his order dated September 11, condemned the impugned Acts of the Advocate.
"It is unbecoming of an advocate to enter the chambers of the Secretaries where orders are typed out. This Court can understand the urgency in a bail matter but that does not give any right to an advocate or his clerk or his associate to make any attempt to have the order typed in priority", he said.
Further, on the tendering of an apology by the Advocate in this regard, Justice Kumar decided to let go of the issue but chose not to hear the matter anymore and placed it before the CJ for appropriate orders.
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