The Allahabad High Court has asked the Allahabad High Court Bar Association to suggest some alleviative contours to arrest the deterioration of the standard of the legal profession which affects the entire justice delivery system.

A Single Bench of Justice Manju Rani Chauhan said, “Since the Advocates are the pillars of judicial institutions, they are not supposed to shake off their implicit faith for little to no gain. Taking note of weird situation in the cases akin to the present one and to arrest the deterioration of the standard of legal profession which affects the entire justice delivery system, some alleviative contours are required to be suggested. … The President and the Secretary of Allahabad High Court Bar Association, Allahabad are requested to appear on the next date to render their assistance to do away with the recurring alarming issues being erupted at the end of some Members of the Bar.”

The Bench further said that the interim protection granted by the Court stands vacated.

Advocate Laxmi Kant Bhatt appeared for the applicants while Advocates Anil Kumar Mishra and Raj Kumar Singh appeared for the opposite parties.

In this case, an application under Section 482 of the Cr.P.C. was filed challenging a summoning order passed in connection to the case under Section 168 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 and Section 420 of the I.P.C., and the judgment passed by Additional Sessions Judge.

The High Court in the above regard noted, “The Court finds that in order to get a favourable order, an undertaking was given by learned counsel for the applicants, however, to evade from making payment in compliance of the earlier order dated 13.12.2022, learned counsel for the applicants is not present even in the revised call today.”

The Court directed that the counsel for the applicants shall remain present in the Court on the next date, to explain his conduct of desecrating the solemn undertaking, weighing belief thereon, earlier, the Court had granted interim protection in the matter.

“Registrar (Compliance) and the concerned Sectional Head shall place their reports regarding the steps taken by them, after the application moved by learned counsel for the opposite party on 09.01.2023, to communicate the concerned court. The steps taken by the concerned court be also reported by the next date”, observed the Court.

The Court also directed the Senior Superintendent of Police to ensure the presence of the applicants.

Accordingly, the Court listed the matter for the next hearing on April 6, 2023.

Cause Title- Minakshi and Another v. State of U.P. and Another

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