SCBA Executive Committee suspends Secretary Ashok Arora by majority after Arora seeks ouster of Dushyant Dave as President

Shruti Mahajan

The Executive Committee (EC) of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) suspended its Secretary Ashok Arora with immediate effect in a meeting today and gave the powers of the Secretary to Assistant Secretary, Rohit Pandey.

Ashok Arora
Ashok Arora

This move came shortly after Ashok Arora called for an Emergent General Meeting which was scheduled for May 11 at 4.30 PM, with one of the points of agenda being the removal of SCBA President Dushyant Dave from his post.

The EC today also cancelled the proposed EGM convened by Arora and constituted a three member committee to look into the allegations against him.

The decision of the EC to suspend Arora was one taken by majority. President of the SCBA, Dave, abstained from voting.

Following his suspension, Arora has made a communication to the members of the SCBA levelling various allegations against Dave, including use of the SCBA position for his political agenda. He claimed that the conduct of Dave has brought disrepute to the Body which had seen soaring heights under Arora's leadership.

"There is documentary evidence to show that the President and his men/women in the EC intimidated me from time to time for which I reserve my right to initiate legal action. They suspended me on vague and baseless allegation. In fact their undemocratic action damaged the reputation of this prestigious Bar."
Ashok Arora said in his message to SCBA members
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