Patiala District Bar Affiliation observes ‘no work day’ over ‘trespassing’ by police

Patiala District Bar Affiliation observes ‘no work day’ over ‘trespassing’ by police

Tribune Information Service

Ravneet Singh

Patiala, November 18

The Patiala District Bar Affiliation (DBA) is observing a ‘no work day’ on Friday in a protest towards alleged unlawful search carried out by police officers on the chamber of one of many bar members on Thursday.

The officers in uniform additionally allegedly took away an individual- an alleged accused in a case- from the advocate’s chamber in his absence, they mentioned. Because of this, individuals who had come for hearings had been left ready and needed to return dejected.

Advocate Himanshu Girdhar had written to the Patiala DBA stating that he was in court docket on Thursday in relation to a case when he acquired a name from one in every of his purchasers that some police officers in uniform forcibly entered his chamber and carried out an unlawful search.

He mentioned the officers, with out informing him, additionally took away a person, Parminder Singh, who was at his chamber to signal some paperwork. He mentioned, “The identical was captured within the CCTV cameras put in within the corridors.”

Terming the motion as unlawful, he mentioned it threatened the follow of impartial advocacy.

In the meantime, the advocates mentioned the police personnel trespassed the advocate’s chamber.

Joint secretary of Patiala DBA Aman Mathur mentioned, “The matter of police illegally getting into the chamber of our member has been taken critically by the manager physique. The president has assured of our help and that strict motion will probably be demanded towards the erring police officers. The Bar and the manager stand resolutely behind its authorized fraternity.”

The chief physique of the DBA has unanimously resolved to go on a whole ‘no work day’ on Friday, he added.

Sharing the CCTV footage, the joint secretary mentioned, “We condemn this motion by the police personnel and need them to situation a written apology. Strict motion needs to be initiated towards the police officers for trespassing.”

Patiala DBA president Jatinderpal Singh Ghumaan mentioned SSP Varun Sharma had assured them that strict motion will probably be initiated towards the erring officers and that acceptable tips will even be issued.

The chief physique will meet the SSP over the matter on Friday.

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