Hand over the unclaimed corpse of a lawyer to the Bar Association for the final rites: Calcutta HC

The Court noted that the state authorities had no objection to the aforementioned relief being granted.

Regarding the original death certificate of the deceased lawyer, the Court ordered that it be handed over by the authorities to the Secretary of the Bar Association to be kept in a safe place until it is be given to any legitimate requester who may come forward later.

While denying the petition, the court urged state authorities to cooperate fully. The applicant was represented by lawyers Biswabrata Basu Mallick and Dipayan Kundu.

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Rajat Rajan Singh

The Kolkata High Court on Monday granted members of the High Court Bar Association office permission to perform the last rites of a deceased lawyer whose body had not been claimed.

Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Divisional Bench Judge Rajarshi Bharadwaj ordered the body of deceased Kaushik Dey to be handed over to Petitioner / Mr. Biswabrata Basu Mallick (Secretary of the Bar Association) without unnecessary delay after completion of the formalities due.

The Court clarified that the body is handed over for the sole purpose of performing the last rites and will not affect any legal rights of a legal heir etc.

The order was issued in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a practicing High Court barrister seeking permission from the High Court Bar Association to carry out the last rites of the deceased lawyer, Kaushik Dey.

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The Court noted that the state authorities had no objection to the aforementioned relief being granted.

Regarding the original death certificate of the deceased lawyer, the Court ordered that it be handed over by the authorities to the Secretary of the Bar Association to be kept in a safe place until it is be given to any legitimate requester who may come forward later.

While denying the petition, the court urged state authorities to cooperate fully. The applicant was represented by lawyers Biswabrata Basu Mallick and Dipayan Kundu.

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Rajat Rajan Singh

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