Tag Archives: India

India: Satara Police take custody of accused lawyer: Pawar home attack


GUNRATAN Sadavarte was among the over hundred people arrested on Friday over the “attack” on NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s residence here. Sadavarte is the legal counsel of the protesting Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) employees who allegedly breached Pawar’s security. However, the advocate is increasingly alleged to be the one leading the strike at the behest of Opposition parties in the state. On Friday, he is said to have made provocative statements leading to the protest getting out of hand.

It wasn’t the first time Sadavarte was in the news for his cases or his speeches. Be it the Maratha reservation protests, the Param Bir and Anil Deshmukh row, or the MSRTC staffers’ demand to be treated on par with state government employees, he has been at the forefront.

On November 8 last year, the Maharashtra government had told the Bombay High Court that it had constituted a three-member committee, as per its directions, to resolve the MSRTC workers’ issues. But the government’s hopes of the matter being settled were dashed when Sadavarte declared that the employees would continue the strike till their demand was implemented. Last month, he told the court that the workers were not on strike but “in mourning”, for the deaths of their colleagues.

On Thursday, in a victory for the MSRTC employees, the High Court directed the corporation to drop its charges against the staffers and reinstate those who were terminated if they resumed work by April 22.

During his remand hearing Saturday, Sadavarte’s counsel argued that he had been implicated as he had taken on the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government over various cases.




https://www.esakal.com/maharashtra/gunratna-sadavarte-arrested-satara-police-today-from-arthur-road-jail-mumbai-sbk97 (HINDI)



India: Woman advocate stabbed in Wardha court premises



Condemn attack on lawyers

Entire Legal Fraternity including esteemed members of DBA, Nagpur are shocked, stunned and deeply hurt with the sad news of our colleague Adv Yogita Moon being assaulted and stabbed in court room in Wardha.

*TEAM DBA* highly CONDEMNS said incident in strictest possible words.

It is high time when; to avoid any such incident in future; an effective legislation for protection of lawyers needs to be enacted and enforced IMMEDIATELY to ensure that all such wrongdoer/s meet his/her nemesis at the earliest.

All the esteemed members of *DBA, Nagpur* and *HCBA, Nagpur* are hereby informed that *DBA* and all members of *BAR COUNCIL OF MAHARASHTRA AND GOA* (elected from Nagpur) will come together today on 24th March 2022 (Thursday) at 1.30 p.m. in ground floor lobby of Nyaya Mandir Building, Nagpur to give representation to collector on aforesaid sensational issue.

*TEAM DBA* humbly and earnestly requests all its esteemed members to come together for the cause of welfare and protection of Legal Fraternity.

Adv Kamal Satuja President

Adv. Nitin Deshmukh Secretary

DBA, Nagpur

(Facebook, 24/03/22)

India: Assam: Woman lawyer stabbed to death in Barpeta


A woman lawyer was stabbed to death by three unidentified miscreants at Bilortari Hati in lower Assam’s Barpeta town on Monday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Rinima Begum, a resident of Banbariya village, which is around 8 km from Barpeta town.

Sources said, the incident took place when Rinima visited her elder sister’s house at Azad Nagar in Barpeta town.

It is learnt that her elder sister has been unwell for the last couple of weeks and Rinima along with her sister went to a doctor at a clinic in Barpeta town.

Rinima was attacked by three bike-borne miscreants with a sharp weapon when she was about to get into her.  

She was immediately rushed to Barpeta Medical College Hospital in a critical condition, where the doctors declared her brought dead.

The exact cause of the murder is yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, the miscreants managed to flee the spot after committing the crime.





India: Madhya Pradesh High Court Seeks Details on Intention of State to Promulgate Advocates Protection Act


Madhya Pradesh High Court, Intention, Promulgate, Advocates Protection Act, Bar Council of India, Justice Sheel Nagu, Justice Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav, MP State Bar Council, MP High Court Bar Association, Supreme Court Bar Association,

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has sought details about the present situation and the intention of the State with regard to promulgating the Advocates Protection Act.





https://hindi.livelaw.in/category/top-stories/madhya-pradesh-high-court-seeks-details-on-intention-of-state-to-promulgate-advocates-protection-act-187968 (HINDI)

India: 10 booked for attack on woman lawyer


The Sarkarwada police have booked 10 people on an attempt-to-murder charge following a complaint by Alka Srikant More Patil, a woman lawyer. The 10 people have been booked under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 395 (dacoity) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

In her complaint, Patil stated that she was attacked by 10 people in the Thakkar Bazaar area at 8.30 pm on Saturday. She alleged the group beat her up, doused her in petrol and also snatched her gold chain worth Rs 40,000. Later, they even threatened her of dire consequences.

The lawyer claimed that she has exposed corruption in certain works by the panchayat samiti members and some others in Amalner in Jalgaon district.




India: Lawyer shot dead in Gopalganj


Police suspect old enmity behind the killing of Rajesh Pandey. The murder led to protests by the victim’s colleagues on the premises of Gopalganj civil court.

A 45-year-old lawyer was allegedly shot dead by unidentified bike-borne criminals near Pokhar-Bhinda village located on National Highway-27 under the Kuchaikot police station area of Gopalganj district around 11 am on Tuesday, said police.

Police suspect old enmity behind the killing of Rajesh Pandey. The murder led to protests by the victim’s colleagues on the premises of Gopalganj civil court.

According to Pandey’s colleague Jitendra Choubey, who was travelling with the victim, the incident occurred when they were on their way to the court from Kuchaikot Bazar. Three miscreants on two bikes intercepted them and fired indiscriminately. Pandey died on the spot. They, however, did not harm Choubey.

Locals rushed him to Gopalganj Sadar hospital where he was declared brought dead. Advocate Uday Shankar Srivastava said that the association will go on indefinite strike if the killers were not arrested within six hours.

On getting information Gopalganj superintendent of police (SP) Anand Kumar and other police officials rushed to the spot and inquired about the incident. Police recovered five empty cartridges from the spot. “The forensics team has collected the evidence from the incident spot. The autopsy of the deceased will be conducted by a team of the medical board. Prima facie it seems to be the case of old enmity and threatening by some rival client,” said Anand.



India: Bombay court grants bail to Sudha Bharadwaj in Bhima Koregaon case


The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted default bail to lawyer and activist Sudha Bharadwaj in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case.

However, the court rejected the bail applications of the eight other accused: Sudhir Dawale, Dr P Varavara Rao, Rona Wilson, Advocate Surendra Gadling, Professor Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira – all of them arrested between June and August of 2018.

The HC directed Bharadwaj to be produced before the Special National Investigation Agency court on December 8 to decide the conditions of bail.

A two-judge division bench had reserved Bharadwaj’s bail plea for judgement on August 4 and the criminal application by eight others on September 1. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh for NIA sought a stay on the operation and implementation of the order in view of two recent Supreme Court judgements. However, the court refused relief saying it has already considered the orders in its judgement.









India: Advocate Protection Bill PDF 2021 Download


The draft and the draft of the Advocate Protection Bill have been prepared by a seven-member committee of the Bar Council of India (BCI). It proposes several provisions to protect the interests of lawyers. It has 16 sections. Here we will give you complete information about Advocate Protection Bill PDF 2021 today. Before this, let us know what is an advocate/lawyer and what is this protection bill.

Advocate, solicitor, or lawyer has many meanings, but in Hindi means a person who has the right to represent his cause or suit on behalf of any other person in the court. An advocate presents the argument on behalf of (or on behalf of) another person. It is mainly used in the context of the law. Often most people do not have the ability, knowledge, skills, or language power to express themselves effectively. The need for an advocate underscores this point. Among other things, an advocate should be a lawyer. A lawyer is one who is an expert in law or who has done a professional study of law.

Advocate Protection Bill 2021

In the proposed bill, threatening to cause any kind of damage and injury to the lawyer and his family members, forcibly disclosing any information, getting pressure from the police or any other officer, preventing lawyers from appearing in any case. Acts such as damage to the property of a lawyer, using a derogatory word against an advocate have been categorized as an offense. All these offenses will be non-bailable offenses. There is a provision for imprisonment of 6 months to 2 years as well as a fine of ten lakh rupees for such offense. For these offenses, the police will have to complete the investigation within 30 days, which will be heard by the District and Sessions Judge / Additional District and Sessions Judge, but if a lawyer is accused then this law will not apply to him.






Kashmir/India: Female lawyer assaulted in Bandipora courtroom


According to the lawyers representing the opposing client, a 25-year-old junior lawyer was assaulted by the clients of the other party when the case was called up for hearing.

A female lawyer along with her colleagues was allegedly assaulted by the clients of the opposite party during the hearing of a civil dispute case before the court in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday.

According to the lawyers representing the opposing client, a 25-year-old junior lawyer was assaulted by the clients of the other party when the case was called up for hearing.

“The assault occurred in the courtroom and three other lawyers who tried to stop the female lawyer from being assaulted were also injured,” said Adil, a local lawyer who refused to give his second name.

The female lawyer was hospitalised in a state of shock for a detailed checkup. As per the members of the Bandipora Bar Association, she has received bruises on her face and injuries in her left arm and other body parts.

A senior lawyer of the Bandipora Bar Association, Mushtaq Ahmad Malik said that they approached the Police Station Bandipora for registering an FIR against the accused.

“The accused client had previously too resorted to assault and the Bar Association has unanimously denounced the act and condemned it vehemently as three lawyers were injured,” he said.




India: Bar Association member attacked, all Lawyers in City boycott Court work


On Monday, all Advocates in Nagpur abstained from Court work to protest the assault on Yavatmal District Bar Association member Harshavardhan Deshmukh & demanded immediate action against the culprit.

According to sources, the attack took place on Arni road when Deshmukh was going in his car to attend some work on Sunday when one Kunal Sapre, also driving a four-wheeler, allegedly came from behind & forced the lawyer to stop the vehicle. As soon as the car stopped, Sapre came to Deshmukh’s car & allegedly began abusing him. He also smashed the car window with an iron rod, hit Deshmukh & fled the scene. Deshmukh sustained injuries & has been admitted to a private hospital.

An FIR was lodged in Awadhootwadi police station & the cops have registered an offence under sections 307, 341, 294, 506 of the Indian Penal Code against Sapre, but no arrest was made.

Later, a delegation led by Yavatmal District Bar Association president Jitendra Baradkar, secretary Amit Badnore & others submitted a memorandum to collector & superintendent of police urging them to arrest the culprit immediately.