Corporate Laws and Indirect Taxation Laws Practitioner.
Central Bar Association (CBA) of the civil court on Thursday staged a protest in front of the court of judicial magistrate, Abid Shamim. Its members blocked the way to the court and prevented the lawyers from arguing before the judge.
The association was protesting against the judge alleging that he refuses bail pleas in bailable offences. On Thursday, CBA was joined by Lucknow Bar Association in the protest. LBA president, C P Tripathi and secretary, G N Shukla, went in the chamber of judge to talk over the issue. CBA president, Saroj Kumar Shukla, however, was irked over the step of LBA and its manner of handling the issue on its own without taking CBA into confidence. Later, both the associations resolved the internal dispute.
The issue could not be resolved on Thursday and lawyers did not work in the said court. A notice was pasted outside the court that all the cases would be taken up on Friday. The resistance of lawyers continued throughout the day. They seemed adamant on their demand of transfer of the jduge from the court. The stir will continue on Friday also. Due to boycott of judge, the litigants were seen running around trying to get the next date of hearing.
It is learnt that the judge sat in the chamber and extended the judicial remand of accused persons produced from the jail.