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Advocates Act Confers No Right To Park Vehicle Inside Court Premises: Karnataka High Court

Mustafa Plumber
30 Sep 2022 8:15 AM GMT
Advocates Act Confers No Right To Park Vehicle Inside Court Premises: Karnataka High Court
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The Karnataka High Court has held that Section 30 of the Advocates' Act only confers the right on the Advocates to practice and it does not confer any right on any advocate to park his/her vehicle inside Court premises. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty dismissed a public interest litigation filed by advocate N.S.Vijayanth Babu,...

The Karnataka High Court has held that Section 30 of the Advocates' Act only confers the right on the Advocates to practice and it does not confer any right on any advocate to park his/her vehicle inside Court premises.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty dismissed a public interest litigation filed by advocate N.S.Vijayanth Babu, seeking quashing of a notice regarding issuance of new vehicle stickers for the members of the Advocates' Association.

It was contended that no provision has been made for issuance of stickers to Advocates who are not members of the Advocates' Association, Bengaluru. Further it was said that the Advocates who travel from other places to Bengaluru to argue their cases would be prohibited from parking their vehicles in the premises of the Courts.

Thus it was urged that the impugned notice violates the rights of the Advocates under Section 30 of the Advocates' Act, 1961, to practice, who are not members of the Advocates' Association, Bengaluru.

Findings:

The bench said that the impugned notice was issued to regulate the entry of the vehicles used by the Advocates as parking space in the premises of the Court is limited.

It observed, "Even if a sticker is issued to an Advocate who is a member of the Advocates' Association, Bengaluru, the same does not guarantee that the Advocates is entitled to parking space in the premises of the Court."

It added that the Petitioner has not furnished any particulars about the advocates who visit the Courts in Bengaluru from outside. Thus it held that no element of public interest is involved in this petition.

Case Title: N.S.VIJAYANTH BABU v. ADVOCATES' ASSOCIATION, BENGALURU(AAB)

Case No: WRIT PETITION NO. 18614/2022

Citation: 2022 LiveLaw (Kar) 383

Date of Order: 23RD DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2022

Appearance: N S VIJAYANTH BABU, PETITIONER, PARTY-IN PERSON

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