Uttarakhand HC lawyers boycott court of Lok Pal Singh J after judge imposes costs

Aditya AK January 5 2018

Lawyers at the Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital are continuing to boycott the court of Justice Lok Pal Singh, in protest of the judge’s alleged misbehaviour towards the Bar.

The protests started yesterday, with the judge making disparaging remarks against and imposing heavy costs on lawyers appearing before him. Advocates were directed to pay as much as Rs. 2 lakh in costs. This resulted in the High Court Bar Association at Nainital calling for a boycott of Court No 7.

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