Delhi Bar Council Summons Prashant Bhushan [Read Letter]

Proceedings before the Bar Council of Delhi emanates from an earlier event when Mr Prashant Bhsuhan was held guilty of Criminal Contempt and thereafter he was convicted and sentenced for fine of Rs 1 by the Supreme Court of India.

The Bar Council of Delhi has issued a notice to Prashant Bhushan in the wake of the Resolution of Bar Council of India directing Delhi Bar Council to Examine the Matter.

The Notice dated 21.09.2020 issued by the Bar Council of Delhi says that the Council has taken cognizance of the Letter dated 06.09.2020 of the Bar Council of India. Forwarded thereto with tweets and Judgments dated 14.08.2020 and 31.08.2020 delivered by Supreme Court of India.

Further the letter requires Mr. Prashant Bhsuhan to appear in Person or thruogh authorized Advocate on 23.10.2020 at 4 PM.

It has also been provided in the notice that Mr. Bhushan is required to send a response to the notice within 15 days as to why proceedings under Scction 24A and Section 35 of the  Adcocates Act 1961 may not be initiated against him.

Section 24 of the Advocates Act 1961 provides disqualification for Enrollment, in case the Person has been convicted for any such offence which involves moral turpitude.

Section 35 of the Act delas with Punishment for Advoctes for Misconduct. The Disciplinary committee of the State Bar may:

(a) dismiss the complaint or, direct that the proceedings be filed, if it was initiated at the instance of State Council;

(b) reprimand the advocate;

(c) may suspend the advocate from practice for such period as the council may deem fit;

(d) direct deletion of the name of the advocate from the State roll of advocates.

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