- Apprentice Lawyer
The Allahabad High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the assault on a lawyer by Uttar Pradesh police at Etah.
The case registered in this regard has been listed for hearing tomorrow at 11 AM before a Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh.
Bar Council of India had written to the Chief Justice of India, Justice SA Bobde and the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, Justice Govind Mathur, requesting them to take immediate steps against the police personnel who assaulted the lawyer.
The BCI in its letter had pointed out that a video of the incident had gone viral and the concerns were raised by the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council in this regard. However, they were not even considered by the Yogi Adityanath government in the State, it was claimed.
Alleging that the police personnel were acting with some "ulterior motive", BCI had cautioned that if such incidents of brutality are ignored by the judiciary and the government, the "Bar will have no option except to come on roads".
The Supreme Court Bar Association had also released a statement on Monday condemning the police action against the lawyer.
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