Supreme Court resigns to the failure of Bar Councils, stresses on urgent need to review Advocates Act

Vasudha Misra July 7 2016

Berating the fading ethics of a profession that once hosted its proceedings in a dignified manner, the Supreme Court found an advocate guilty of criminal contempt for intimidating and threatening a civil judge.

A 3-judge Bench comprising Justices Anil R Dave, Kurian Joseph, and Adarsh Kumar Goel, upheld the decision of the Allahabad High Court convicting advocate Mahipal Singh Rana (appellant) of criminal contempt. The apex court also affirmed the direction of the High Court that Rana shall shall not be permitted . . .

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