BCI backs Justice Chandrachud over alleged criticism of misuse of workplace forward of imminent elevation as CJI
BCI backs SC choose Chandrachud over alleged criticism of misuse of workplace forward of imminent elevation as CJI
The Bar Council of India has stated the nation and the Bar have full religion in Supreme Court choose Justice DY Chandrachud, in line to turn into the following Chief Justice of India, following a criticism of alleged misuse of workplace in opposition to him, and condemned the “deliberate attempt to malign Indian judiciary”.
The apex statutory physique of legal professionals assailed R Okay Pathan, who claims to be the chief of the so-called ‘Supreme Court and High Court Litigant Association’, for lodging a criticism with the President of India and others in opposition to Chandrachud, the senior-most Judge of the Supreme Court, extensively tipped to be the fiftieth CJI when incumbent UU Lalit retires on November 8.
It stated, “Bar Council of India has strongly deprecated the modus of some people with vested interests for their unsuccessful attempt to tarnish the image of the Supreme Court and/or its Judges. Such a growing tendency is really a matter of serious concern for the country and it has to be checked anyhow.”
The BCI assertion stated, “A post and letter of R K Pathan is being made viral by a few people (in which, we know that 2-3 Advocates of Mumbai are also there) deliberately on the eve of Justice Chandrachud’s elevation as the Chief Justice of India.”
The Bar Council of India, by its chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, stated it has completely examined the contents of the 165-page letter and located it nothing however a “scurrilous and malicious attempt” to intervene with the functioning of the Judiciary and administration of Justice.
“The country and the Indian Bar has complete faith in Justice DY Chandrachud. Justice DY Chandrachud is an asset for the world’s Judiciary and is known for his knowledge, honesty and integrity; but, surprisingly even such popular Judges are being attacked,” it stated.
The BCI stated, surprisingly, no particulars of R Okay Pathan have been furnished within the criticism, and there’s no handle or nature of physique he claims to characterize.
“Bar Council of India has been informed by some senior members of Supreme Court and Bombay High Court Bar that it is the same R K Pathan (Rashid Khan Pathan) whom in April, 2020, in a Suo-Moto Contempt Petition, the Supreme Court found guilty of contempt for filing false, and baseless complaints against a Judge of Supreme court (now retired),” the apex physique of the Bar stated.
It stated the Supreme Court had noticed the complaints have been scandalous.
The Bar Council of India has been knowledgeable that together with Pathan two different advocates have been additionally held responsible of contempt for conniving with him, and all three have been sentenced to a few months easy imprisonment by the Supreme Court within the contempt case of 2019.
“As per the knowledge given by some senior members and office-bearers of State Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, this isn’t the one occasion; even earlier, Rashid Khan Pathan had made scurrilous and scandalous allegations in opposition to a sitting Judge of the Bombay High Court.
“A show cause notice was issued by the Bombay High Court, observing that the statements made were an attempt to scandalize the court and a calculated attempt to interfere with the administration of justice. It appears that the present complaint is a continuation by the same person in his attempts to malign our Judiciary”, the BCI assertion stated.
It stated the State Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and the Bar Council of India will examine the nefarious conduct of a handful of advocates of Mumbai and applicable motion will comply with so nobody dares to commit such mischief in future.
“This act of Pathan is nothing, but a deliberate attempt to malign our Indian Judiciary in the eyes of the world. Indian Bar cannot tolerate any such nonsense act of anybody. The timing of the complaint clearly exposes the malicious purpose behind this fake and bogus complaint…”, it added.
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