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Scuffle between two senior Gujarat HC judges

india Updated: Jan 11, 2007 22:33 IST

In an unusual incident, two senior judges of the Gujarat High Court had a scuffle on Thursday, court sources said.

The scuffle took place between BJ Sethna and Justice PB Majumdar.

Acting Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court YR Meena spoke to mediapersons about the incident, "Justice Majumdar did tell me orally about the incident he had with justice Sethna". He said that the justice had misbehaved with him.

It is learnt that when Justice Majumdar and his wife were on morning walk, Justice Sethna crossed them and invited them for a cup of tea to his house.

Discussion between the two judges over tea turned into arguments and ended up in a scuffle, sources said.

High court sources said Justice Sethna allegedly 'manhandled' Justice Majumdar and also 'abused' him.

However, the topic of discussion and what led to the fracas between the two judges is not known.

Justice Majumdar approached the acting chief justice of Gujarat High Court YR Meena to allow him to register a police complaint against Justice Sethna.

However, the CJ intervened and stopped Majumdar from filing a police complaint.

Reacting to the incident, former president of Bar Council Yatin Oza said "yes I did hear about such an incident. All I can say is that it is an unfortunate incident."