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13 lawyers barred from entering court

TAKING A serious note of the violence in the civil court compound recently, the High Court here on Thursday barred 13 lawyers from entering the court compound. It also cancelled the bail of a lawyer and his brother ?procured under pressure? here on March 30.

india Updated: Apr 07, 2006 00:56 IST

TAKING A serious note of the violence in the civil court compound recently, the High Court here on Thursday barred 13 lawyers from entering the court compound. It also cancelled the bail of a lawyer and his brother ‘procured under pressure’ here on March 30.

The bench comprising Justice OP Srivastava and Justice Shailendra Saxena also ordered registration of criminal contempt cases against these lawyers.
The bench further ordered the DGP, principal secretary, Home, and the district magistrate of Lucknow to remain present in the court on April 12. They would inform the court as to why adequate security has not been provided in the civil court compound despite earlier orders of the high court.

The court had taken a suo motu cognizance of newspaper reports about two incidents wherein lawyers had used ‘pressure’ upon judges of the sub-ordinate courts to get favourable orders. One such judge, KK Sharma, had noted in his order that he had been surrounded by hundreds of lawyers who wanted him to pass a bail order. The incident was that of murder of a boy by a lawyer and his brother.

The second incident involved another group of lawyers who had used unparliamentary language and beaten up court employees resulting in a day-long strike in the court.

The high court on Wednesday had asked the district judge (DJ) Lucknow, Shiv Charan Sharma, to send his reports within 24 hours to the high court. The DJ report, according to sources, not only confirmed the two incidents but also went to add that while the media reported only two incidents, such incidents were quite ‘in vogue’ on the civil court compound.

He added that the lawyers at civil court ‘pressure tactics’ to get orders in their favour. The high court has also sent notices to the Bar Council of UP. It has also directed that the lawyer and his brother would surrender in the court by April 10 and the lawyers facing contempt of court charges would file their reply in three weeks.

HC orders closure of 53 liquor shops
A DIVISION bench of high court comprising Justice AK Yog and Justice RP Yadav order here on Thursday closure of 53 liquor shops which were running within 100 metres of educational institutions in the state capital.

The bench gave four weeks time to the commissioner, Excise, and the district excise officer to prepare the list of those liquor shops which were running within 100 metres of hospitals/places of worship or residential areas and submit the list before the court on the next date of hearing.

The orders were passed on a PIL filed by Ramu Sanyal and Manoj Kumar Dwivedi. The state government submitted its side through standing counsel Vinay Jeet Lal Verma.

First Published: Apr 07, 2006 00:56 IST