CHENNAI: The first Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the officer probing the case of “advocates trespassing into the residence of Chief Justice S K Kaul” on Greenways Road in RA Puram, Chennai, to file the status report.
The first Bench of Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan issued the directive while passing interim orders on a Public Interest Litigation from advocate ‘Elephant’ G Rajendran, who prayed for a directive to the chairman and secretary, Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi to file a status report on his complaint on the file of the Pattinapakkam police station, now transferred to the Additional Director General of Police, Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID), Egmore, concerning the trespassing incident.
When the matter came up today, the Government Pleader M K Subramanian said the probe was expected to be completed within two months.
According to the petitioner, a group of advocates trespassed into the house of Chief Justice Kaul on April 2, 2015, when he was away in New Delhi, and damaged some property. He lodged a complaint with the Pattinapakkam police the same day with the names of the advocates involved in the incident.
Similar complaint was sent to the Bar Council of India, New Delhi on May 15, 2016. The case was later transferred to the DSP, CB-CID. But till date no action had been taken against the trespassing advocates. The Bar Council had neither suspended the advocates nor initiated any disciplinary action against them.
The petitioner contended that only a proper enquiry would bring to light the role of the advocates who had incited violence. The Bar Council of India or its State unit had not taken any action against the advocates because of the influence and interference by some members of BCI, New Delhi and its State unit, the petitioner alleged.