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Delhi HC Rejects Ashok Arora's Plea Challenging SCBA's Executive Committee Decision of Suspending Him as Secretary

Lawstreet Journal 7 Oct 2020 6:54pm

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Ex-Secretary Ashok Arora has been removed from his designated Secretary post by the Executive Committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on May 8 immediately after the decision took place in the meeting. Arora has alleged statements against the President of SCBA stating that Dave is using the offices of SCBA for political purposes and should be removed from the primary membership of the Bar association as well. This led to a conjecture against Arora which led his immediate suspension from the Secretary post with the immediate decision taken by the Executive committee under the ‘misbehave’ act made by Arora which comes under Rule 14 of SCBA.

However, Arora moved to Delhi High court for seeking relief of stay on his suspension arguing that his suspension was completely void according to rule 35 of SCBA. He further noted that the power to suspend or expel a member rested with the General House of SCBA and the same had to be decided after an inquiry into a complaint of misconduct is carried out by a committee. He further alleged that his removal by the Executive Committee of SCBA was in violation of principles and natural justice.

The SCBA has counter Arora’s arguments and contended that his removal under rule 35 was misplaced as it only dealt with the removal of a member. Arguing further, SCBA also stated to the court that the suspension made was strictly supervised and followed up by maintaining the rules mentioned in rule 14 of SCBA and all… Continue Reading...

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