Attorneys oppose HC bar council’s transfer to nominate ex-IG Kunwar Vijay as panel member

A bit of attorneys on Saturday opposed the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council’s determination to nominate former inspector basic of police (IGP) Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh as member of its disciplinary committee.

It was on Friday {that a} excessive court docket bench had questioned Kunwar Vijay’s function as Punjab Police’s particular investigation crew (SIT) member within the 2015 Kotkapura police firing case probe.

“Seeing this conduct of the respondent (Kunwar Vijay), one might harbour an concept that he could also be indulging in theatrics to fulfil his personal post-retirement political ambitions as a number of officers have executed after demitting workplace,” the bench of Justice Rajbir Sehrawat had noticed.

The judgment got here on the day when the bar council led by chairman Minderjeet Yadav held a ceremony through which the previous IPS officer was handed over his licence to practise as an advocate moreover making him a member of the disciplinary committee.

The disciplinary committee of the bar council, which has greater than 1 lakh members from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, investigates complaints in opposition to attorneys within the two states and the UT.

“The transfer is in whole violation of part 9 of the Advocates Act, 1961, and transparency. It’s requested that the choice be reconsidered instantly preserving in view the excessive traditions of the council,” Baltej Singh Sidhu, former secretary of the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom Bar Affiliation stated in a letter to the council.

Sidhu stated he personally held nothing in opposition to the previous IPS officer. “Kunwar Vijay doesn’t understand how attorneys work. As per guidelines, a member of the committee has to have 10-year expertise,” he stated.

Kunwar Vijay, who did his bachelor’s in legal guidelines (LLB) from Panjab College in 2010, approached the council to grant him licence after his resignation within the aftermath of a excessive court docket judgment of April 9 through which SIT probe reviews had been put aside within the Kotkapura firing case and the Punjab authorities was advised to represent new SIT excluding him as member.

Bar council chairman Yadav stated a gathering was known as on Monday to rethink the choice in view of complaints that Kunwar Vijay doesn’t fulfill standards as a disciplinary committee member.


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