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Bar opinion sought on robe-wearing issue

mumbai Updated: Sep 14, 2010 03:17 IST
HT Correspondent

The Bar council of Maharashtra and Goa informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that an advocate, against whom contempt notice is issued, cannot argue his case wearing his advocate gown and neck band.

Varsha Rokade, secretary of Bar council and advocate Karan Bhosale pointed out the judgment by Andhra Pradesh High Court in 1972, which restrained advocates to argue their personal cases wearing advocates' gown and neck band.

The high court had sought clarification from the bar council after advocate Narendra B. Deshmukh insisted on arguing contempt notice issued to him in advocates' gown and neck band.

The matter is likely to come up for hearing later this week.