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HC judge orders allotment of sitting space for typists, stamp vendors

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Nakodar, March 24, 2013
First Published: 19:36 IST(24/3/2013) | Last Updated: 19:38 IST(24/3/2013)

Justice Rajiv Bhalla of the Punjab and Haryana high court, who is also the inspecting judge of the Jalandhar division inspected the new judicial complex at Nakodar and has ordered the district and sessions judge to allot sitting space to typists, stamp vendors and photostat operators.

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Addressing members of the Nakodar bar association, he said that there was sufficient space in the corridors of the judicial complex and that there was no possibility of any encroachment as these persons are not licensees.

Bar president Jarnail Singh, while welcoming justice Bhalla, raised the issue of non availability of typists and stamp vendors in the judicial complex.

Justice Bhalla said that another court (the third one) that had been withdrawn would start functioning soon. He told bar members that their demand of additional sessions judge at Nakodar was a policy matter, which would be decided by the high court at the appropriate time.

Justice Bhalla advised young lawyers not to consider law practice a business, but regard it as a profession. Earlier district and sessions judge JS Kular, additional civil judge Charanjit Arora, civil judge Jatinderpal Singh, Nakodar SDM Hardeep Singh Dhaliwal. DSP HS Hundal and office bearers of the bar association welcomed justice Bhalla.

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