High Court Praises Dedication of a Lawyer who put his Doli Ceremony on the hold due to his case

You all must have come across many unique cases. 

But, this one is rarest to the rare, to be seen and heard. 

As this case shows the dedication of a lawyer as well as his commitment to discharge his duty to his client, you will be amazed to read this.

On Wednesday, a unique incident happened; as a newly married advocate put his Doli ceremony on wait, as he had to appear for a case through video conferencing before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

What happened actually?

The advocate filed a bail application that was listed to be heard on 28.10.2020 and the advocate got married on the night of 27.10.2020 i.e. Tuesday. 

On the following day, he has to appear before the Court for the arguments on the bail application which was filed by the advocate. 

But, on the same day, his Doli ceremony was to take place as well. 

The advocate kept his Doli Ceremony at a halt and appeared before the court through video conferencing for his case. 

As the advocate waited for his turn for the case, his Doli Ceremony took place after the proceeding of the case.

“Advocate opposes the bail”

As the court inquired about the delay in filing of challan, the Additional Advocate General for state sought an adjournment to get instructions qua the same.

The petitioner opposed this adjournment and submitted that

 “He has been sitting since morning waiting for this matter to be heard. Notwithstanding his personal difficulty, as he got married only yesterday night, and morning ceremony of Doli has been on hold due to him, since he has been throughout sitting in this video conference, waiting for his turn in the larger interest of discharging his duty towards his client.”

The Court, however, granted the anticipatory bail to the petitioner due to inordinate delay in filing of challan by the prosecution.

The Court also wished a blissful and happy married life to the advocate.

Case Details:

Title of the Case: Angrej vs State of Punjab

Date of Order: 28th October 2020 

Coram: Mr. Lupil Gupta advocate for the petitioner;

             Mr. P.S. Walia Additional Advocate General Punjab

Story by Rohit Mathur-Intern

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