DHCBA president, others obtain menace calls after decision in opposition to AP CM Reddy

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By: Express News Service | New Delhi |

Updated: October 18, 2020 7:12:12 am

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.THE Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) Saturday, in a grievance to the Commissioner of Police, stated that members of its Executive Committee, together with the bar president, obtained menace calls quickly after they handed a decision condemning Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s allegations in opposition to Supreme Court decide Justice N V Ramana.
Reddy in his letter earlier had alleged that Justice Ramana “has been influencing the sittings of the (Andhra Pradesh) High Court including the roster of few Honourable Judges”. The letter additionally referred to Justice Ramana’s alleged “proximity” to the TDP chief and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
In the decision on October 14, the DHCBA stated that the writing of the letter by Reddy and its circulation in public area is “a dishonest attempt at overawing the judiciary”. It additional stated that the letter “unfairly and without reason” casts aspersions on the “alleged conduct” of Justice Ramana and the judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
In the grievance mailed to the police on Saturday, DHCBA Honorary Secretary, advocate Abhijat, stated he obtained a name on his cell phone on October 15 and the caller, who recognized himself because the Secretary of the “Indian Association of the United Kingdom”, knowledgeable him that he was calling from London. Soon after asking Abhijat concerning the decision, the caller began abusing him in Hindi, as per the grievance.
“Ghar se bahar dyan se nikalna, bade bade accident ho jaate hain [Be careful when you step out, major accidents tend to take place],” the caller instructed Abhijat as per the grievance. The caller can be stated to have instructed him, “teri to hum tange tudwa denge, tujhe pata nahin tu kin logon se baat kar raha hai [we will break your legs, you have no idea whom you are talking to]”.
President of the Bar Association and senior advocate, Mohit Mathur and Treasurer of the Bar Association, advocate Mohit Gupta additionally obtained related threats, Abhijat stated within the grievance.
The decision was printed below Abhijat’s signatures because the Honourary Secretary of the DHCBA.
“The threat to my life and limbs by the caller was clearly to make me desist from discharging my duties as the Hony. Secretary of the Delhi High Court Bar Association with sincerity and without fear. The said threatening call also threatened the independence of the judicial institution of which I am a part of, being an officer of the Courts,” the grievance acknowledged, whereas searching for investigation into the matter.
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