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HC initiates contempt action against 25 lawyers

The advocates have been restrained from moving within 500 metres of any judicial body in the city.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2006 15:59 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The Delhi High Court has initiated proceedings for contempt of court against 25 lawyers for "vandalising" the Tis Hazari courts.

The five-member bench constituted to look into thematter will be headed by Chief Justice Marakandey Katju.

The Delhi Police Commissioner has been ordered to restrain the 25 advocates from moving within 500 metres radius of various courts and tribunals in the city until March 8.

The orders were passed after an emergency meeting of the Delhi High Court thatreviewed last Friday's vandalism of 26 courts in which four judges were also assaulted by the striking lawyers.

Speaking for the Bench, Justice Katju said an atmosphere of terror had been created by some of the advocates and that no leniency would be shown to them.

First Published: Feb 27, 2006 15:59 IST