The Gujarat high court has imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000 on an advocate who was found smoking in his car while attending a hearing held through video conferencing.
Justice A.S Supehia, who was the presiding judge in the case observed that such conduct deprecates the conduct of the advocate, and the court did not expect that he would smoke during the court proceedings.
As per the Order, lawyers attending cases through video conference are required to maintain a dignified decorum so that the dignity and decorum of the court are maintained.
The Hon’ble Judge instructed the Registrar to take appropriate legal steps against the advocate, and the Registrar should submit his report within ten days.
As per the order, The Bar Council was instructed to inform all the advocates that a dignified decorum should be maintained at all times while attending hearings through video conferencing.
Title:- Mansukbhai Polabhai Dhaduk vs State of Gujrat
Case No. R/CR.MA/13094/2020
Date Of Order: 24.09.2020
Quorum:- Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.S Supehia
Advocate:- Mr. Ashish M Dagal for Applicant and Ms. Shruti Pathak for Respondent