Delhi HC Issues Notice To SCBA In Ashok Arora’s Suit Challenging SCBA’s Resolution Suspending Him From The Post Of Secretary

The Delhi High Court has issued notice in a suit filed by Advocate Ashok Arora challenging the SCBA Resolution dated May 8, suspending him from the post of Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA)

A single judge bench headed by Justice Mukta Gupta while issuing summons to SCBA and Bar Council of India, has directed them to file their written statement within 3 weeks. The court said, Replication and rejoinder affidavit be filed within one week thereafter.

The Executive Committee of the SCBA suspended Mr. Arora as the Honorary. Secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association through a Resolution dated 8th May 2020, that was in retaliation against the allegedly illegal call of Emergent General Meeting with an agenda to remove Mr. Dushyant Dave from the post of President, SCBA.

The Bar Council of India however on May 10, resolved to put a stay on the decision made by the Executive Committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association, removing Mr. Ashok Arora from the post of Secretary, SCBA.

The BCI while staying the suspension of Ashok Arora said that “…the resolution passed by the Executive Committee on 8th May 2020 suspending Mr. Ashok Arora is beyond the powers of Executive Committee and is, therefore, illegal, cavalier, undemocratic and autocratic in nature. It is vindictive on the face of it.”

The High Court has listed the matter for next hearing on August 6.

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