The court of Sumit Dass, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM), Patiala House Courts yesterday heard the criminal defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders..The bench framed notice against Kejriwal and the other leaders after the accused pleaded ‘not guilty’. They will now face trial, which will commence on May 20..While the media rushed to report the story as soon as it happened, a shocking incident that occurred during the proceedings was overlooked..Two advocates hurled threats and created commotion in the courtroom in front of the CMM while the counsel for the respondents were making their arguments..The lawyers, later identified as Vivek Sharma and Madan Lal, threatened the counsel for the respondents as well as one of the AAP leaders Raghav Chadha stating that they will “see them outside court”..As told to Bar & Bench, the commotion reached such a stage that the CMM had to ask everyone present in Court, except for the counsel and the respondents to leave the courtroom. Despite this, the CMM initially refused to put the behaviour of the two advocates on record..It was after strenuous insistence by the counsel for the six respondents, that the Magistrate took note of the behaviour of the advocates and recorded the same in his order. The order reads:.Chadha took to twitter soon after the hearing concluded..https://twitter.com/raghav_chadha/status/845585918769577984.Bar & Bench spoke to Sherbir Panag, counsel for Raghav Chadha about the events that occurred inside the courtroom yesterday. Panag commented,.“Threatening violence in open court is an absolutely shameful act that not only undermines the majesty of the courts but also adversely impacts the trust in our criminal justice system, especially when it comes from an officer of the court. The higher judiciary must not tolerate such unlawful conduct in court and take appropriate action, while the Bar council of India should proceed against the perpetrators and ensure that they are disbarred.”.Advocate Shodhan Babu, representing AAP leader Deepak Bajpai, stated,.“Today was an opportunity that was missed by members of the bar to show that high profile trials can be conducted in an exemplary manner. It is highly deplorable that members of the bar, not appearing for any of the parties would attempt to disrupt proceedings of with threats of physical violence amidst other unbecoming conduct.”.Read the full order here..Image taken from here.