BANGALORE: High Court Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen ruled out holding talks with the agitating city advocates who are boycotting from attending court proceedings till they withdraw their strike.
President of Advocates Association Bangalore K N Subba Reddy, who appeared before the Court on Thursday morning, appealed to withdraw police completely from the civil court premises. He also assured to persuade the advocates to give up the protest. He also rejected the appeal made by the bar counsel to instruct the government to withdraw the police force from the premises of the city civil court.
Reddy rejected the suggestion that the government has not acted on the accused who were allegedly involved in the alleged assault on the advocates. “The process will take its own course; advocates should exhibit patience till then.”
Repeating his Thursday’s statements that only ten percent of the advocates are insisting on continuing the agitation, Reddy sought more time and tried to narrate the meeting with Law Minister Suresh Kumar. However the Chief Justice interrupted him asking him not to mix up issues. “ First withdraw the protest then, we will think of what to do,” the Chief Justice said.
Refusing to treat the assault on the advocate by the police on par with a similar incident which took place on the Madras High Court premises, the CJ said, “The two incidents cannot be compared with one another.”