Delhi HC Bar asks BCI to take action against Bhushans

The DHCBA has sought initiation of suo-motu action for "professional misconduct" against senior advocates Shanti Bhushan and his son Jayant Bhushan in connection with the purchase of property in Noida.

Updated: Apr 28, 2011, 23:15 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Bar
Association (DHCBA) has sought initiation of suo-motu action
for "professional misconduct" against senior advocates Shanti
Bhushan and his son Jayant Bhushan in connection with the
purchase of property in Noida.

In a letter to the Chairman of Bar Council of Delhi
(BCI), secretary of the DHCBA D K Sharma said if allegations
against the Bhushans are correct, then the BCI should uphold
the dignity of the bar.

"If the allegations and facts as reported are correct
then it`s a very serious matter affecting the entire legal
fraternity and a serious professional misconduct by these
senior advocates (Shanti Bhushan and Jayant).

"The lawyers in Delhi have great expectations from the
Bar Council of Delhi in upholding the dignity of the bar,"
secretary of DHCBA D K Sharma said.

Shanti Bhushan, a member of the joint committee to
draft the Lokpal Bill and his younger son Jayant were in
controversy recently over allotment of priced farmhouse plots
to them in Noida.

The controversy arose after reports were published
saying that the Bhushans were allotted 10,000 square metre
plots valued at Rs 3.5 crore each to them by the Uttar Pradesh
government in 2009.

Jayant, who appeared against UP government in the case
relating to installing of statues in a Noida park, had
admitted that the allotment was arbitrary but there was no
question of conflict for him.

PTI