Bar body urges HC CJ to in­ter­vene to save lawyers from false cases

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CHANDIGARH: Tak­ing se­ri­ous note of the com­plaint re­ceived from two ad­vo­cates re­gard­ing ha­rass­ment by SAS Na­gar po­lice, the Pun­jab and Haryana High Court Bar As­so­ci­a­tion has re­quested the chief jus­tice to in­ter­vene in the mat­ter to save as­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers from false im­pli­ca­tion in crim­i­nal cases.

Ad­vo­cates Shelly Sharma and Gurmeet Singh had filed a writ­ten com­plaint to the bar as­so­ci­a­tion that SAS Na­gar po­lice of­fi­cials had threat­ened them of im­pli­cat­ing them in crim­i­nal cases, if they did not stop ap­pear­ing on be­half of Neena Sharma, who had been fac­ing crim­i­nal cases reg­is­tered against her at Mat­taur po­lice sta­tion and var­i­ous other po­lice sta­tions across Pun­jab.

In their com­plaint, the ad­vo­cates men­tioned names of deputy su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Ra­jin­der Singh So­hal and in­spec­tor Dharam­pal, sta­tion house of­fi­cer of Mat­taur po­lice sta­tion, who had been press­ing them and their client hard for with­drawal of cases or to face con­se­quences.

Con­demn­ing po­lice ac­tion, the bar as­so­ci­a­tion has writ­ten to the chief jus­tice that merely be­cause the ad­vo­cates had dis­charged their duty as coun­sels, at­tempt to im­pli­cate them in crim­i­nal cases was dan­ger­ous and a threat to the ju­di­cial sys­tem. There­fore, in­ter­ven­tion to en­sure se­cu­rity to ad­vo­cates had be­come im­mi­nent.

The bar as­so­ci­a­tion has also writ­ten to the Pun­jab chief min­is­ter and di­rec­tor gen­eral of po­lice.

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