Patiala Court Violence: Advocate Kamini Jaiswal files Writ Petition seeking contempt proceedings and SIT probe against 3 accused lawyers [Read Petition]
Advocate Kamini Jaiswal has filed a Writ Petition in the Supreme Court through advocate Prashant Bhushan, seeking to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incidents of violence on that took place on 15th and 17th of February at Patiala House Court and also to initiate suo motu contempt proceeding against three advocates, accused of interfering with the administration of justice and for willfully violating the orders of the Supreme Court dated 17th of February.
The three lawyers named in the petition as the respondent-accused are Vikram Singh Chauhan, Yashpal Singh, and Om Sharma. According to the Petition, these three advocates were found to be leading the attacks in the incidents as per various reports including media reports, and the sting operation aired on the India Today news channel, reports Legally India
The petition has also cited various reports submitted to the Supreme Court by senior advocate, Ajit Kumar Sinha, who had gone with the team of five senior lawyers, the Registrar General, High Court of Delhi, and the Delhi Police on the incidents.
Since the addresses of the accused advocates are not known to the petitioner, they have been made parties through BCI, the petition says.
The petition seeks initiation of suo motu contempt proceedings against the three accused persons. Rule 3(a) of the Rules to regulate proceedings for contempt of Supreme Court, 1975 enables the Supreme Court to take action suo motu. For initiating suo motu proceedings, the consent in writing of the Attorney General or the Solicitor General is not required.
Earlier Subhash Chandran, a lawyer practicing in Delhi had approached the Supreme Court seeking an independent instigation in Patiala House Court and JNU incidents by a Special Investigation Team [SIT]. But it is later withdrawn.
Read the Petition here via Legally India.