HC reserves orders in LLB grads case - The New Indian Express

HC reserves orders in LLB grads case

Published: 27th August 2013 10:19 AM

Last Updated: 27th August 2013 10:19 AM

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court reserved its orders on a public interest litigation seeking to restrain graduates, who obtained LLB degrees from some private universities in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, from practising as advocates in Tamil Nadu.

V Ramesh, the petitioner, alleged that some private universities in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka were selling law degrees to students without imparting legal education.  The petitioner contended that instead of studying law degree through regular basis, many persons were getting the LLB degree from these universities by paying a price.

Further the petitioner stated that even the examinations were written by brokers/agents in the name of the candidates. These brokers/agents engaged themselves in seat laundering for candidates in Tamil Nadu.

After obtaining the LLB degrees, these candidates enroll themselves in Bar Associations and conduct kangaroo courts, dealing with illegal real estate business, police criminal nexus and other degrading activities.

Admitting the petition, earlier Justice N Kirubakaran impleaded the Bar Council of India and other bar associations of the Madras High Court and its Madurai Bench and also sought opinions and reports from them. Further, upon the direction of the court, the DGP submitted a report regarding the criminal background of such persons availing the law degree.

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