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UP Police assault on lawyer in Etah: Allahabad High Court Bar Association Writes to Chief Justice for Suo Moto Cognizance of the Incident

UP Police assault on lawyer in Etah: Allahabad High Court Bar Association Writes to Chief Justice for Suo Moto Cognizance of the Incident
The Allahabad High Court Bar Association has taken a various serious note of incident in Etah, Uttar Pradesh, where police broke open the door, and dragged and pulled an advocate and assaulted him mercilessly wherein the attack on a lawyer in uniform by the Uttar Pradesh Police.

The Bar Association of Allahabad has issued letter to the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court and requested him to take "suo motu cognizance of the said incident and pass appropriate orders to maintain the law and order situation of the state."

The letter has been addressed to Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court and has been issued by Mr. Prabha Shankar Mishra, General Secretary, High Court Bar Association, Allahabad, stating that:

"The way the lawyer and his family members were brutally beaten up by the administration and the police, the advocate community is experiencing a sad feeling and it seems that the advocate community Is the most neglected community of all."

The letter further reads as: 

"The manner in which the constitutional decorum was vitiated, we are ashamed to call ourselves an advocate."

Further, stating that "the advocacy community is very angry about this incident and all eyes are on the High Court", the letter makes a humble request to the Chief Justice, Allahabad High Court demanding that "suo motu cognizance of the said incident be taken and appropriate orders are passed to maintain the law and order situation of the state."

Furthermore, The Bar Council of India also on 26th December 2020 passed a resolution unanimously condemning the attack on a lawyer in uniform by the Uttar Pradesh Police and has called upon the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court to take immediate steps to find out the police personnel guilty and sought directions to the state government for their suspension, transfer and removal.

The Bar Council of India said in a press release while condemning the attack:

"The act of the state police of Uttar Pradesh is shocking, it cannot be expected from the protectors of law and order. The brutality clearly shows that the police personnel of Etah were acting with some planning with some ulterior notice.”


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