Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Friday
directed the Bar Council of India and the Centre to consider
framing of rules to disqualify advocates in case they are
found to be involved in any criminal act.
A Lucknow bench of justices Uma Nath Singh and
Virendra Kumar Dixit passed this order on a writ petition
filed by a local lawyer, seeking protection from some tainted
lawyers of the district court, Lucknow as also the unruly
atmosphere created by them often inside and outside the court
The Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh shall consider to
provide a column in the application form for enrolment
regarding criminal cases pending and the dates thereof as also
the past convictions, if any, and whether the candidate has
been detained under any law, as submitted by the Law
Commission of India, the court also said.
The bench directed the chairman of the Central Board
of Direct Taxes and the Ministry of Finance to consider
setting up a national land stock exchange with
"operationalising mechanism as in the proceeding pages".
The court also asked the CBDT chairman for directing a
close scrutiny of income of all property dealers in Uttar
Pradesh for assessing their unaccounted income under the
provisions of Income Tax Act.
The court adjourned the case till March 18 next year
and directed the Special Income Tax Investigation Committee
and other authorities to submit their progress report.