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Delhi High Court Reserves Order of SCBA in Ashok Arora Case

Lawstreet Journal 29 Sep 2020 7:22pm

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Single Judge Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta of Delhi High Court has reserved order in a plea filed challenging the decision of suspension by the Executive Committee of Supreme Court Bar Association. The Committee’s decision was to suspend Ashok Arora from the post-Secretary, the plea was filed by him. The Supreme Court Bar Association suspended its Secretary Ashok Arora on May 8th, 2020 effective immediately after the Executive Committee took this decision in a meeting. 

On June 5th, 2020 by issuing a notice the SCBA asked Arora to show cause as to why a three-member committee’s ex-parte proceedings should not be proceeded against him for the alleged accusations against him, prior to which on Arora circulated a message amongst SCBA members as an attempt to call an Emergent General Meeting (EGM) on May 11th, 2020 in order to discuss the removal of President Dushyant Dave for passing a resolution on February 25th, 2020 condemning public remarks made by Supreme Court Justice, Justice Arum Mishra, in praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Ashok Arora has further accused the Executive Committee of intimidating him several occasions and alleged that the conduct of SCBA’s President has brought disrepute to the bar. He also said that President Dushyant Dave is using his office to remove him (Ashok Arora) from his primary membership of the Bar Association as well. 

Appearing for the SCBA Senior Advocate Arvind Nigam placed his reliance on Rule 35 SCBA rules and said it is misplaced. Arora used this rule and accused that according… Continue Reading...

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