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Orissa High Court issues notice to BCI, State Bar Associations in Suo Motu Contempt Proceedings

Team SoOLEGAL 16 Oct 2019 6:00pm

Orissa High Court issues notice to BCI, State Bar Associations in Suo Motu Contempt Proceedings

A thirteen-judge bench of the Orissa High Court has initiated suo-motu contempt proceedings against advocates for conducting strikes and court boycotts in the state over the last few months thereby obstructing the administration of Justice.


The bench was headed by the Orissa HC Chief Justice K.S. Jhaveri along with Justices Kumari S. Panda, SK Mishra, CR Dash, AK Rath, B Mohanty, BR Sarangi, D Dash, S Pujahari, B Rath, SK Sahoo, P Patnaik, KR Mohapatra, AK Misra.


The full-bench on Tuesday, October 15, issued notice to the Chief Secretary, Odisha; Principal Secretaries of Home and Law Department, Govt. of Odisha; Chairman, Bar Council of India; Chairman, Odisha State Bar Council and to the office bearers of Orissa High Court Bar Association and every other State Bar Association.


The bench, while initiating the contempt proceedings, opined that the strike and cessation of Courts work in some parts of the State including the High Court thereby obstructing the administration of justice, a reference was also made in this regard on the basis of reports received from the District Judges and the Registry of the High Court.


The reference stated that “In view of the continuous strike and cessation of Courts work by the Bar Members in some parts of the State including the High Court thereby obstructing the administration of justice and in view of the number of decisions of the Supreme Court on this issue, the matter is required to be considered in judicial side.”


The Court also relied upon the decisions of the Apex Court in case of Ex-Capt. Harish Uppal Vs. Union of India & Anr (2003) 2 SCC 45 and in the case of Hussain and Anr Vs. Union of India, (2017) 5 SCC 702 thereby questioning the above-mentioned respondents as to why steps should not be taken against them for violation of the guidelines framed in the aforesaid judgments.


The matter has now been listed for October 21,  for further proceedings.


Tagged: Orissa High Court   Suo-Motu Action   Contempt Proceedings   Bar Council of India  
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Adv surender kumar   17 Oct 2019 9:56pm
This kind of work of advocates is like taking the law hostage. Which is not good in any case. Advocates should do everything within the ambit of law.
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Adv surender kumar   17 Oct 2019 9:56pm
This kind of work of advocates is like taking the law hostage. Which is not good in any case. Advocates should do everything within the ambit of law.
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Adv surender kumar   17 Oct 2019 9:55pm
This kind of work of advocates is like taking the law hostage. Which is not good in any case. Advocates should do everything within the ambit of law.
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Adv surender kumar   17 Oct 2019 9:55pm
This kind of work of advocates is like taking the law hostage. Which is not good in any case. Advocates should do everything within the ambit of law.
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Subodh prasad   16 Oct 2019 10:49pm
Necessary due to activities of advocates not graceful and admirable
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Subodh prasad   16 Oct 2019 10:49pm
Necessary due to activities of advocates not graceful and admirable
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Subodh prasad   16 Oct 2019 10:49pm
Necessary due to activities of advocates not graceful and admirable
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Subodh prasad   16 Oct 2019 10:48pm
Necessary due to activities of advocates not graceful and admirable
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