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3 lawyers booked for caste slurs against judge

india Updated: Oct 16, 2010 23:24 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times

The Gurgaon police have booked three lawyers, including the president and secretary of the District Bar Association, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on the complaint of a judge of a Gurgaon court on Saturday.

The judge alleged that the lawyers used caste slur during court proceedings and even threatened to kill him. Agitated office bearers of the Bar Association have threatened to go on a two-day strike from Monday if the cases against them were not revoked.

They have also demanded action against the judge.

“Judicial Magistrate Ankur Lal filed a complaint against three lawyers, including Bar Association president Mir Singh, secretary Ajay Chowdhary and Vikas Yadav, alleging that they made derogatory remarks against him and his caste. We have booked them under various provisions of IPC as well as SC/ST Act. We are yet arrest them as investigation is on," said DCP (west) Rameshwar Dayal.

According to Mir Singh, the incident took place on Thursday. “The judge asked Vikas Yadav to leave the court, as a Delhi lawyer was not allowed to appear in any case in a Gurgaon court. Following this, we went along with Yadav to request the judge to allow the former to argue his case. We did not insult or use derogatory language against the judge.” Singh said that the association will go on strike if their demands were not met.