Delhi HC, SCBA, and Ashok Arora
Delhi HC, SCBA, and Ashok Arora
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Issue of removal from SCBA post referred to Committee of retired Judges for mediation: Ashok Arora informs Delhi HC

The Court has sought a report in respect of the outcome of the mediation.

Aditi Singh

Advocate Ashok Arora has informed the Delhi High Court that the issue with respect to his removal from the post of Secretary, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has been referred to a Committee consisting of three retired Judges for mediation. (Ashok Arora vs SCBA).

The mediation is in progress and was pursuant to Resolution by SCBA dated August 29, 2020, Arora told a single Judge Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta.

The Court was hearing Arora's challenge to his removal from the post of Secretary of SCBA.

In spite of the mediation process, Arora pressed that the arguments on his stay application be heard.

However, since the matter was listed for physical hearing, a request was made, through email on behalf of SCBA, to adjourn the matter to a virtual hearing date.

While seeking a report in respect of the outcome of the mediation, if any, the Court thus adjourned the matter till September 25.

Following Arora's call for an Emergent General Meeting to remove Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave from the post of SCBA President, the Executive Council of SCBA had suspended Arora from the position of the Secretary with immediate effect.

Arora subsequently moved the High Court challenging the resolution.

Arora has contended that his removal was void ab initio, as it was in violation of Rule 35 of the SCBA Rules.

On the last occasion, the Court had asked Arora and SCBA if they were open to mediation by a retired Supreme Court judge to settle their dispute.

Read the Order:

Ashok Arora vs SCBA - Sept 7.pdf
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