Jabalpur High Court News: High Court said – Advocates and their staff issued two exemptions in traffic passes during lockdown
Jabalpur, AboutGyan Representative. The Madhya Pradesh High Court, in one of its important orders, said that the advocates of the High Court and their office staff in Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior should not be stopped in the lockdown from commuting for their work. Especially when advocates have to do an immediate filing or virtual hearing. The Couple Bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Atul Sreedharan directed the government that the concerned collectors should take necessary action to issue the pass in this regard.
The petition was filed on behalf of advocate Sunil Gupta, a member of the Madhya Pradesh State Bar Council and a former member of the Bar Council of India. Advocate Siddharth Radhelal Gupta told the court that the order of lockdown, Karona curfew issued by the administration was issued without thinking. In this, the vital part of the judiciary, that is, the interests of the advocate community, was sidelined. The petition said that the police and the district administration reprimand the Munshi and other staff coming to the offices of the advocates and punish them with fines and other methods. Due to which it has become almost impossible for any lawyer to operate his office smoothly.
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Passes will be issued by the government: On behalf of the government, it was said that action will be taken to issue the pass when the application comes from the concerned bar association. After hearing the court, the court directed that the lawyers or their staff should not be prevented from going to their office unnecessarily while the work related to the court is being done in the office. The court said that collectors of Jabalpur, Indore, Gwalior districts of the state will issue passes to the advocates in this regard. On the basis of which the lawyer and his staff office can come for work even during the corona curfew or lockdown. In this regard, online or offline application can be given to the District Collector through the local High Court Bar Association. With this opinion, the court disposed of the petition. On behalf of the state government, the government advocate A Rajeshwar Rao presented the favor.