Jaipur, Jul 3 (ILNS) The Rajasthan High Court has expressed high disappointment over the obnoxious and filthy language used by a Counsel during a hearing of the case.
“The Court is aghast and stunned by such intimidating and defamatory act of the Counsel and his leveling of scurrilous allegations, in order to kow down the judicial system. The Counsel has verily crossed all limits with his sheer act of blatant disrespect towards the adjudicating Judge as well as for the institution too,” a Single-Judge Bench of Justice Devendra Kachhwaha said yesterday.
The Bench was hearing a bail application and Advocate Ramawatar Singh Choudhary appeared on behalf of an accused.
During the course of hearing of the bail application, it was brought to the notice of the High Court that two other cases of similar nature were also pending against the accused and the investigation in the present matter has not been completed.
Looking at the facts and circumstances of the case, the gravity of the offense as well as the criminal antecedents of the accused, the Court opined that at present, the accused is not entitled to be released on bail and therefore, an option was given to the Counsel for the petitioner either to get the matter adjourned or withdraw the bail application with the liberty to renew the prayer after filing of the charge sheet.
At this juncture, Counsel for the petitioner, Ramawatar Singh Choudhary inappropriately opened up passing unwelcoming comments upon the High Court.
“His behavior and demeanor was certainly of maligning the dignity and decorum of the Court. The Counsel deliberately and willfully uttered obnoxious and filthy language which is normally used by cheapsters and street goons. Counsel Mr. Ramawatar Singh Choudhary didn’t hold his horses and went on uttering direct abuses to this Court personally, further, the counsel commented bad upon the functioning of the Court on the judicial side”, observed the Court.
The Bench is being aghasted and stunned by such intimidating and defamatory act of the Counsel and his leveling of scurrilous allegations in order to cow down the judicial system. “The counsel has verily crossed all limits with his sheer act of blatant disrespect towards the adjudicating Judge as well as for the institution too”,the court said.
“The entire court room, including the Public Prosecutors of the State, Union and Court Staff having the lady Court Master, were shocked to see such obnoxious behavior of the Counsel, Mr Ramawatar Singh Choudhary. The overall conduct of the Counsel has certainly put a dent over the constitutional and judicial basic structure. The conduct of the Counsel has definitely diminished the mutual respect and relation between the Bar and the Bench.”
The Court feels that if suitable and appropriate actions are not taken against the delinquency of the Counsel, it will definitely breach and erode the public faith, trust and respect for the entire justice delivery system and the same would be injurious to the self-esteem of a sitting Judge and it may further encourage the other lawyers to behave in such unruly and disrespectful manner.
“It is therefore, deemed appropriate to condemn the conduct and behavior of Mr Ramawatar Singh Choudhary. Although, the act of the counsel is certainly warranting initiation of contempt proceedings but instead, a lenient view is being taken just to maintain judicial dignity and decorum of the Court. It is, therefore, felt appropriate to bring such sorrow state of facts to the notice of the Bar Council of Rajasthan to take suitable actions against the counsel forthwith”, the Court left it to the Bar Council of Rajasthan to take suitable actions against the Counsel. ILNS/SHV/RJ/SNG