AP Bar Council to initiate action against vandal advocates

The Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh on Friday decided on initiating suo-motu action against the advocates who indulged in vandalism.

Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 21:03 PM IST

Hyderabad: Even as Telangana advocates continued their protests and boycotted court proceedings demanding 42 per cent reservation in judiciary posts, the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh on Friday decided on initiating suo-motu action against the advocates who indulged in vandalism at the court halls and threw placards at a judge.

The agitating advocates demanding to enforce the boycott call in support of their demands had vandalised three court halls at the AP High Court and allegedly threw placards at Justice C V Nagarjuna Reddy, during their series of protests
which began on Tuesday last.
In an emergency meeting on Friday, the Bar Council condemned the attack of advocates in the court halls, "abusing" of the judges and advocates, throwing books on judges and court staff and indulging in damaging the books and furniture in court halls and hurling slogans in the court premises.

"The said acts amounts to interfering with the smooth functioning of administration of justice and further the same is contrary to provisions of Advocates Act, 1961 and against
the various judgements of Supreme Court of India," AP Bar Council Chairman A Narasimha Reddy said in a statement.
The Bar council has decided to take suo-motu action against the advocates who were involved in the indecent behaviour in court halls, on the basis of information received, Reddy said. The meeting further resolved to convene an extra-ordinary general body meeting of the Bar Council on September 24.

Telangana advocates, who have demanded 42 per cent share in recruitment to the posts of Government pleaders, assistant Government pleaders and standing counsels for various
corporations in the High Court, have been boycotting court proceedings at the High Court and Nampally Criminal court here and in Telangana districts since Tuesday last and even tried to barge into the High Court premises on Friday.

PTI