The Gurdaspur District Bar Association has received the matching grant of Rs 1 crore from the state government for the construction of lawyers' chambers at the district courts complex, here on Saturday.
A cheque for Rs 1 crore was handed to the GDBA president Ashok Tiwari by Gurdaspur MLA and chief parliamentary secretary Gurbachan Singh Babbehali.
Deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha and sub-divisional magistrate Tejinderpal Singh Sandhu were also present. Babbehali urged the lawyers not to take up cases drug smugglers. Tiwari thanked the government and Babbehali for the grant.