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A ridicule matter came into light today when an already elected harjot Singh Harikey, Vice President of Ludhiana Bar Association is passed a notice on some complaint after six month of his Vice presidency tenure. This notice was served by Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana. So, in this queue of incidences harjot filed a civil writ petition No 21739 for seeking quashing of such Notice of Bar Council of Pb & Hry.

It was raised by the petitioner in his petition that the impugned notice has been issued by the State Bar Council, is a result of Writ Petition which he has filed before the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Election Tribunal, Delhi and the notice has been issued intentionally just to pressurize him.

The petitioner has further raised some important issues like appointment of Assistant Returning Officer and appointment of Co-opted Members and distribution of grants to the individual Advocates and the Bar Associations just to allure the voters by the Chairman Bar Council and other office bears along with his group.

Talking on this Former Chairman Minderjit Singh Yadav said that A petition has already been filed by a Member of the Bar Council earlier and the same was decided by the Election Tribunal, Delhi and after considering the application, the Hon’ble Tribunal has appointed Justice Nirmal Singh (Retd.) from Jammu and Kashmir High Court as “Observer” to conduct the elections of the Bar Council in a fair and transparent manner but unfortunately even after his appointment the Chairman and his group Members are still distributing the grant and appointing co-opted members illegally against which the petitioner has filed the above mentioned writ petition. After hearing the counsel for the petitioner the Hon’ble Court of Punjab and Haryana has issued a notice of motion to the Secretary and the Chairman Bar Council for 04.09.2018.

A Continuing Harrasment
It is further pertinent to mention here that the Bar Council, the Observer and the Election Tribunal is continuously receiving the complaints regarding the defective Electoral Roll prepared by the Bar Council whereby a number of
names of the genuine Advocates have been deleted by the Bar Council and a number of Advocates who have submitted their verification forms are not mentioned in the Electoral Roll and even the voting rights of hundreds of
Advocates were shifted from one place to another place intentionally with a motive to harm a particular person or new aspiring candidates of the Bar Council.

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