Advertisement

HindustanTimes Wed,24 Sep 2014

Advocates observe strike against new Rent Control Act

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bathinda, October 25, 2013
First Published: 18:24 IST(25/10/2013) | Last Updated: 18:25 IST(25/10/2013)

On a call given by Punjab and Haryana high court bar association, advocates in Bathinda boycotted work against the enactment of new Rent Control Act by the state government, on Friday.

Advertisement


Association president Mohinder Singh Sidhu claimed that under the the new act, the state government has transferred rent control powers from judicial officers to sub divisional level magistrate. This was not acceptable to lawyers, he said.

He claimed that 600 practising advocates observed the strike and claimed that as most SDMs were not law graduates, it would not be possible for them to handle such cases.

Lawyers also apprehend political intervention in cases under the rent control act after the powers to decide the cases will be transferred from judicial officers to SDMs.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
more from Bathinda

Ex-BJP chief among 4 booked for abetment to suicide

The Kotkapura police of Faridkot district have booked four persons, including Parveen Kumar Gupta, former president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on the complaint of Poonam Sharma, wife of Amit Prakash Sharma who died on Sunday.
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved