Alld HC seeks report on Lawyers violence in Lucknow

Alld HC seeks report on Lawyers violence in Lucknow

ALLAHABAD-HIGH-COURT_21_8_2Allahabad, Feb 11 - Allahabad High Court, taking serious note on the violence by lawyers in Lucknow, has sought an entire report from the Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Home). A seven-member bench of the court headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, hearing a suo motu case related to yesterday's violence sought to know who are responsible for the incident from the UP government. The bench will hear the case on February 18. The Chief Justice, taking suo motu notice over a lawyer brandishing a pistol during the violence, whose photo was published in the media today, banned him from entering the court. The CJ directed the security personnel of High Court, Lucknow bench, not to allow entry to the advocate, identified as Vishal Dixit. The bench, during the hearing, said that responsibility should be fixed on threatening the security of the court and from now on, the court itself will monitor the security regularly. Seeking strict action against the persons involved in the violence on the basis of CCTV camera recording, the bench also sought a reply from the Principal Secretary, Home on whose order police entered the court premises in Lucknow and lobbed tear gas shells after lathicharge. The court also issued notices to the Bar Council of UP, the Central Bar Association and the Awadh Bar Association, seeking their reply on the matter. The court sought to identify the people involved in the violence and a report on the role of police during the incident. The bench, headed by the CJ, and also comprising Justices Rakesh Tiwari, VK Shukla, Arun Tandon, Tarun Agarwal,Dilip Gupta and SS Chauhan, directed the security personnel not to allow anyone with arms inside the premises.

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