AMBA petitions BCI against SC lawyer

IMPHAL,23rd May: All Manipur Bar Association (AMBA) on Tuesday filed a written complaint to Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi against Supreme Court lawyer Utsav Singh Bains under section 36 of the Advocates Act, 1961 and demanded disciplinary action against him for attempting to malign and tarnish the integrity of lawyers in Manipur and also restrain him and his clients from politicising sensitive issue through media trial.

In the complaint, AMBA general secretary B Supriya Devi recounted issues raised by Utsav Bains regarding the threat call he received from an unlawful organisation to drop the murder case of Irom Roger. While rejecting all allegations levelled by the advocate as well as the media propaganda of the victim family, Supriya maintained that neither the victim family nor the advocate approached any member of AMBA.

She also mentioned that the High Court Bar Association too denied the allegations of advocate Bains. Opining that the allegation is purely fabricated and not in line with the professional conduct of lawyers of Manipur as any lawyer would not deny representation in the state of Manipur, Supriya exclaimed that the association has no idea under which bar council Bains is enrolled as a Supreme Court lawyer.

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