JUSTICE RAJIV Sharma of the High Court issued contempt notices to six High Court lawyers and directed them to appear in person before the division bench dealing with the contempt jurisdiction on November 27.
Contempt notices were issued to Vishal Dixit, VS Tripathi, DK Tripathi, CL Tripathi, VK Tripathi and Rajesh Kumar Upadhyaya by Justice Sharma on a complaint of the five-member committee of senior lawyers, which he had formed to hold elections of the Oudh Bar Association. SB Mathur, RN Mathur, VK Singh, DC Mukherji and Shafiq Mirza were the members of the committee.
The committee members said in their complaint, filed on November 10, that the said lawyers misbehaved with them while they were doing their job entrusted by Justice Sharma. The six lawyers said they neither recognised the model by-laws of the UP Bar Council nor the judge’s order constituting the committee. They also locked the bar premises, preventing the panel members from doing their job.
NIC granted time to rectify mistakes
THE SPECIAL full bench of the high court, hearing temple/mosque title suits, on Friday granted three weeks’ time to the National Integration Council to rectify the mistakes in translation of witnesses’ statements.
The full bench comprised Justice SR Alam, Justice Bhanwar Singh and Justice OP Srivastava.
The special bench passed the orders while accepting the NIC plea for granting three weeks’ further time to remove the errors in translation of witnesses’ statements and setting it right.
The special bench fixed hearing of Ayodhya case from December 4 onwards.