The Bar Council of Delhi has responded to the violent clashes that occurred at Delhi’s Tis
Hazari Court complex by taking additional measures. On July 14, the Bar Council of Delhi suspended the licenses and enrollment of 15 more advocates who are suspected to have been involved in the incident.
The advocates who have been suspended immediately include Vibhu Tyagi, Vishal Yadav, Akash Khatri, Amulya Sharma, Deepak Arora, Jitesh Khari, Lalit, Mohit Sharma, Rahul Sharma, Randeep Singh, Sandeep Sood, Sanjay Kumar, Satish Kumar, Sharad Sharma, and Shiv Ram Pandey.
The Bar Council of Delhi independently acknowledged the viral videos depicting the
violence, which displayed clashes between two groups of lawyers, including instances of
gunfire, stone-throwing, and verbal abuse. In response, the Bar Council of Delhi established a Fact-Finding Committee to identify the advocates involved in the incident.
Following interviews with members of the Tis Hazari Bar and a thorough examination of the
videos, the Fact-Finding Committee submitted an interim report to the Bar Council of Delhi.
Based on this report, the Bar Council of Delhi decided to suspend the licenses of the
aforementioned 15 advocates.
In the notices provided to the suspended lawyers, the Bar Council of Delhi stated, “After considering the recommendations of the Committee and material placed on record, the Chairman of the Bar Council of Delhi is fully satisfied that other advocates participated in the violent event by hurling stones and acting as witnesses to it.”
The suspended advocates have been instructed to provide a written explanation and appear before the Bar Council of Delhi on August 25 at 4 PM.
Earlier, on July 5 and July 6, the Bar Council of Delhi had already suspended the licenses of five advocates for their alleged involvement in the violence. These lawyers were identified as Manish Sharma, Lalit Sharma, Aman Singh, Sachin Sangwan, and Ravi Gupta.
Furthermore, on July 6, a Delhi court ordered the detention of three advocates suspected of participating in the altercation for a period of four days.
The actions taken by the Bar Council of Delhi underscore its commitment to upholding the
integrity and professionalism of the legal profession. The disciplinary measures imposed on the advocates involved in the Tis Hazari Court violence serve as a clear indication that acts of violence and misconduct within the legal system will be met with severe consequences.
Please note that the investigation and legal proceedings regarding this matter are ongoing, and further updates may be provided as the case.