The Kerala High Court has initiated a ‘contempt of court’ case against 29 lawyers who were allegedly involved in a recent protest that led to the halting of court proceedings at a woman Magistrate’s court in Kottayam. On November 23, the angry slogan-shouting lawyers are alleged to have misbehaved with Chief Judicial Magistrate Viveeja Sethumohan at a court in Kottayam during their protest against the registration of a FIR against a lawyer.
Last week the Kerala High Court initiated a suo motu contempt of court case andwhen this matter came up for hearing on Tuesday, November 28, a Division Bench of the Court pointed out that the allegations against the lawyers were serious. "There is also a video clipping. If necessary, we will view it in open court. The allegations are very, very serious," said the court.
The High Court has posted the case for hearing again on Thursday. With the issue becoming a serious one, the Bar Council formed a four-member team to probe the issue and has asked for a detailed report on the incident.
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