Court Tense after Lawyers’ Boycott - The New Indian Express

Court Tense after Lawyers’ Boycott

Published: 29th April 2014 07:41 AM

Last Updated: 29th April 2014 07:41 AM

Chidambaram advocates boycotted court proceedings on Monday condemning the bad conduct by magistrate, which later boiled into a tiff within the group. However, no one was injured in the incident.

The Chidambaram Advocates Association had, at a meeting presided over by advocate J Ragothaman, passed a resolution to boycott the court proceedings on Monday.

Advocates claimed that the magistrate of JM-II Maruthupandi had been treating the advocates  of the court discourteously.

Association’s secretary S Senthil said, “The magistrate does not give any respect to the advocates and bashes the clerical staffs too. Owing to such activities the court proceedings cannot be carried on smoothly. Clients are also affected. Hence, the Chidambaram Bar has decided to boycott the proceedings indefinitely.”

As all other advocates were boycotting the court proceedings, a senior advocate Manthiri refused to come out of the court. Other advocates approached him and asked him to join the protest. A few angry advocates, in a bid to exhibit their rage over his non-participation, took the chairs from the court and smashed it on the road, damaging two of them. Later, some advocates approached advocate Manthiri and brought him outside. Following this, minor tension prevailed on the court campus.

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