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HC on undesirable behaviour towards court

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Dec 16: The Meghalaya High Court on Friday directed a senior counsel to show cause as to why contempt proceedings should not be drawn against him for “unwanted and undesirable” behaviour towards the Court.

On Friday, the High Court directed senior counsel VK Jindal, to show cause on or before December 23.

During a hearing on Friday, Jindal, assisted by MK Marak pressed for vacating an interim stay in a case and prayed that the matter may be posted for hearing after winter vacation.

However, the Court felt since the petitioner’s counsel is not present, in such circumstances without hearing him, it would not be proper to withdraw the stay order, and as such ordered that the stay order should continue till the next date.

Thereafter, when the Court took up the next item for hearing, then also the counsel for the respondents-Jindal was pressing for vacating the stay but when this Court refused, he started forcing the Court to withdraw the stay order and also made an unwanted posture and gesture.

“Further, when this Court asked him to sit down as the order had already been passed by this Court and was not inclined to vacate the stay order, he started showing his big red eyes to the Court and also shouted to the Court not to show the finger,” the Court said.

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