Karaikudi Bar Association: High Court Closes Proceedings Against Karaikudi Bar Association | Madurai News

Madurai: After Karaikudi Bar Association in Sivaganga submitted an explanation expressing regret for passing a resolution asking its members not to appear for three men arrested for assaulting a couple of lawyers, the high court of Madras closed the proceedings against her.
Ganapathy, Muthupandi and Vicky alias Vignesh were arrested by Karaikudi South Police for assaulting a couple of lawyers due to an earlier feud. The three had directly moved the bench of HC Madurai to seek bail, saying that the Karaikudi Bar Association had passed a resolution asking its members not to appear for them in session court for bail. . Granting bail to the three men in April, the court observed that Article 22(1) of the Constitution provides that every defendant has the fundamental right not to be denied the right to consultation and to be defended by a lawyer of his choice.
Any interference with the fundamental right of the accused to be defended by a lawyer of his choice, even for whatever reason, is illegal and unconstitutional. The court had asked members of the association for explanations as to why the order should not be given to the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry to take action to withdraw the recognition of the association of the bar and why contempt proceedings should not be brought against his office. -carriers. In line with the court’s earlier ruling, the President and Secretary of the Karaikudi Bar Association offered an explanation that they passed the resolution as a sign of solidarity with victims’ advocates.
They argued that they should have refrained from passing such a resolution and also assured that the Karaikudi Bar Association would abide by constitutional mandates.

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