On Friday, the Supreme Court granted liberty to withdraw a petition seeking a direction to the Bar Council of India to initiate disciplinary proceedings against a senior advocate for professional misconduct under the Advocates Act 1961.
A bench of Justices UU Lalit, Sudhanshu Dhulia and Ravindra Bhat granted liberty to the petitioner to withdraw the matter.
The court had questioned the petitioner as to why did he approach the High Court when the appellate authority in this matter is the Bar Council of India.
Before the court, the petitioner submitted that the BCI and the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana have refused to go against Section 5 of the Advocates Act 1961, under Senior Counsel.
There is an allegation of felony conduct against the senior counsel for filing a fraud report of a handwriting expert before the apex court in an SLP.
Owing to the fraud report, the apex court had in 2005 quashed the SLP filed by the father of the present petitioner.
Since the court was dissatisfied with the reply of the counsel, it sought the permission of the court to withdraw the case.