Para 4 of chapter 6 of the criminal manual
4. (a) Vakalatnamas shall be filed by all pleaders, as defined in the code of criminal
procedure, appearing on behalf of any part in all classes of cases, including
appeals and revisional or miscellaneous applications,in all courts in the state of
Maharashtra, provided that no Vakalatnama shall be necessary in the cases of i.
A public prosecutor appearing on behalf of Government
ii. A pleader appointed by the Court in any case to defend persons who are too poor
to engage counsel for themselves.
iii.A pleader appearing as amicus curiae ;
iv. a pleader engaged to plead on behalf of any party by any pleader who has been
duly appointed to act as a pleader on behalf of such party.
(b) When a pleader who has filed a vakalatnama for a party wishes to withdraw
his appearance, he shall serve a written notice of his intention to do so on his
client at least seven days in advance of the case coming up for hearing before the
court. Leave of the court to withdraw appearance may also be applied for if the
client has instructed the pleader to that effect. The pleader shall file a note in
writing requesting the court for permission to withdraw appearance and shall also
file along with the Note the letter of the client instructing him to withdraw his
appearnce or a copy of the intimation given to the client as above together with
his written acknowledgment by the client . The court, if it is satisfied that no
inconvenience is likely to be caused to the court or the client, may permit , may
permit the pleader to withdraw his appearance and while permitting the pleader to
do so may also impose such terms and conditions as it may deem proper either in
public interest or in the interest of the parties.