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CJI Khehar to the Bar: Everybody abuses us, you NEVER stand up for us
Team SoOLEGAL 18 Apr 2017

CJI Khehar to the Bar: Everybody abuses us, you NEVER stand up for us

The Supreme Court continued its strict and severe stand against the Advocate-on-Record, Mohit Chaudhary against whom it had initiated contempt proceedings for making allegations of Bench hunting.

A Bench consist of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and SK Kaul had use very strong words for the AoR and Senior Counsel, KK Venugopal, who appeared in the case.

 The lawyer is ready for an unconditional apology and withdrawing all statements made by him in the case, Venugopal said . The Bench was, however, in no mood to concede easily.

CJI Khehar said, “What he had done is just too much. He was not there in the case. He came for the mentioning at the last minute. He charged a fee for making those insinuations and you stand for him. Everybody abuses us and none of you ever stand up for us…NEVER in capital letters.”

Justice SK Kaul also supported and said.

“The biggest problem is he jumped into this matter only to make these insinuations.”

It all started two weeks ago, when Chaudhary alleged “manipulation” by the Supreme Court Registry in the listing of a case. He stated in open Court during mentioning that the matter was to go before a regular Bench and there was no need to list it before a Special Bench. However, the causelist revealed that the Bench had not changed as alleged and the same Bench which had heard the matter before was slated to hear the case. This prompted a strong reprove from the Bench.

However onn the last date of hearing, the Bench appeared not showing fear or hesitation in the face of danger, even as SCBA President RS Suri and Secretary Gaurav Bhatia turned up to apologise for the conduct of the accused lawyer.

Justice Khehar had stated,

“This attitude has emerged that you people can shout at us for anything. We are going to stop it. We won’t let you go. This is motivated and planned, to point an accusing finger at us.”

 

(This article is written with the help of BAR & BENCH)

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