Delhi: Lawyers observe strike in district courts
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 00:01
  
New Delhi: Lawyers of district courts in the capital on Wednesday staged a day-long strike and decided to approach the Delhi High Court seeking action against CBI officials to protest the arrest of Bar Council of India member Rajendra Singh Rana on charges of taking a bribe to grant affiliation to a private law college.

"We are going to approach the Delhi High Court seeking action against CBI officials in the matter as they violated the guidelines of arrest and raids prescribed by the apex Court in D D Basu case," spokesperson, coordination committee of all bar associations of Delhi, Rajeev Khosla said.

The bar members are going to file case against "errant" CBI sleuths who raided Rana's residence here without assistance from women police officials, he said.

The lawyers in all six district courts Tis Hazari, Patiala House, Rohini, Karkardooma, Dwarka and Saket did not appear in any matter, he claimed.

He said, lawyers did not appear even in courts in urgent matters like bail and grant of stay etc.

However, a few lawyers were seen appearing in courts without band.

The litigants and witnesses, in most of the cases, had to return without any substantial work being performed and the courts only adjourning the matter.

Rana, a BCI member, was arrested on December 20 from outside the office of the statutory body while allegedly taking illegal gratification of Rs one lakh from a man for giving a favourable inspection report for grant of affiliation to a private law college in Ghaziabad.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 00:01


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