29 Nov 2021 4:52 PM GMT
The Allahabad High Court last week asked the Deputy Commissioner of Police, West Zone, Lucknow to file a report on the violent behavior of the lawyers outside the Lucknow District Court campus that took place on October 30.The Bench of Justice Shamim Ahmed and Justice Rakesh Srivastava posted the matter for further hearing on November 30, after Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lucknow Somen...
The Allahabad High Court last week asked the Deputy Commissioner of Police, West Zone, Lucknow to file a report on the violent behavior of the lawyers outside the Lucknow District Court campus that took place on October 30.
The Bench of Justice Shamim Ahmed and Justice Rakesh Srivastava posted the matter for further hearing on November 30, after Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lucknow Somen Barma prayed for a weeks' further time to complete the investigation and submit a comprehensive report in terms of the order passed by the Court on November 17.
Essentially, stressing that the court can't sit and watch the unprofessional and unruly behavior of the lawyers as a mute spectator, the Allahabad High Court on November 17 ordered an inquiry into the Lucknow District Court violence incident.
Read more about the order here: "Can't Sit & Watch Lawyers' Unruly Behaviour": Allahabad High Court Orders Enquiry Into Lucknow District Court Violence Incident
A report dated November 18, 2021, along with photographs (32 in number) filed by DCP Barma as well as the report submitted by the In-charge District Judge, Lucknow were taken on record.
The matter before the Court
The Court is presently dealing with a plea filed by advocates practicing at Lucknow seeking the appointment of a responsible administrative or judicial officer to conduct a thorough inquiry into the incident dated 30.10.2021 that happened adjacent to gate 6 of the old high court building (near Lucknow District Court complex).
As per alleged facts of the case, on October 30, the accused persons in the Ayodhya Prakaran were ordered to be enlarged on bail, however, one Satish Kumar Verma, claiming himself to be an advocate, accosted the petitioners and asked them not to file bail bonds of the accused persons
Still, At about 3 pm Shailendra Kumar Misra verified the bail bonds as well as the sureties, and at about 4 pm the accused persons were released on bail.
Thereafter, it is alleged that at about 4.40 pm the same day, 30 to 40 advocates surrounded the petitioners near Gate No. 6, Old High Court Building, and hurled abusive language, and badly assaulted the petitioners.
A first information report was also lodged with the Wazirganj police station. It was further averred that it is not safe to perform lawful duties in the District Courts of Lucknow as violence with litigants, police personnel and lawyers has become the rule of the day.
Case title - Piyush Shrivastava (In Person) & Ors. v. State Of U.P. Thru. Prin. Secy. Home Lko. & Ors.
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