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Lawyer slaps Judge

 

Shame on all of you lawyers who just let out a wistful sigh. Shame on you. Shame.

This actually happened in India.  [And not, as was my first thought on hearing that this had happened, in Liverpool]

A Jaipur lawyer, Prem Surana, had slapped a magistrate in the open court and used abusive language as the magistrate disallowed his application for exemption from appearance and issuing a non-bailable arrest warrant against the advocate, an accused in a criminal case.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Slapping-a-judge-is-slapping-justice-delivery-system-SC/articleshow/19791742.cms

It turns out that there are consequences for this, and said lawyer is now in custody for Contempt of Court. I do have to admire his chutzpah for offering instead an undertaking of good behaviour for five years.  [I absolutely love that he was only prepared to commit to not slapping Judges for FIVE years, rather than indefinitely]

For once, I’ve beaten Lowering the Bar to this story…

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