Sidhu elected HCBA president for fifth time, Khurana as secretary

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2014 21:57 IST

Senior advocate Anmol Rattan Singh Sidhu was elected as the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) president for the fifth time here on Friday.

He defeated his only opponent Ranjan Lakhanpal by a margin of 1,025 votes. Sidhu was polled a total of 1,846 votes. Sidhu has also remained chairperson of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana earlier.

However, for the post of secretary, Sourab Khurana was declared the winner, who bagged the highest number of votes, 1,854, among the elected candidates for all posts. He defeated his nearest opponent Gobinder Singh Brar by 1,090 votes.

A total of 2,907 votes were polled in the elections held on Thursday out of a total number of 3,653 eligible voters. However, this time counting was kept for the next day on Friday.

Nirbhay Garg became the preferred candidate of the legal eagles for the post of vice-president, who was polled 1,571 votes. His nearest opponent GBS Dhillon got 1,299 votes.

For the post of joint secretary, the bar association members elected Sanamjeet Kaur with 1,279 votes, who defeated Dilraj Kaur who managed 1,089 votes.

Deepankur Sharma became the bar members' choice for the post of treasurer, bagging 1,537 votes against his rival candidate Maninderjit Singh Bedi who polled 684 votes.

However, earlier, for the two posts of senior designate members, only DS Bali had been elected unopposed. For the post of lady member, Avinash Mandla was elected with 1,188 votes. She defeated her nearest rival Charanjeet Kaur who got 1,123 votes.

For seven posts of executive members above 10 years of standing, those who were elected include Ramesh Sharma, Amit Kumar Jain, Anter Singh Brar, Rajnish K Jindal, Shadhna Trikha, Surinder Singh Joshi and Vikram Satpal Anand.

For the 10 posts of executive members less than 10 years of standing, the elected persons include Ajay Kumar Sharma, Ankit Mittal, Bikramjit Singh Jatana, Damanjit Singh Sandhu, Hitesh Verma, Mahabir Singh Chohan, Partap Singh Mann, Rajveer Singh Parmar, Sandeep Goyat and Vishnav Gandhi.

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