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Man argues son's bail as lawyers go on strike

January 09, 2006 21:20 IST

A man wasforced to argue the bail of his son, accused of murder and in jail for over six months, before a sessions court in Rohini on Monday,after his counsel refused to represent him due toa lawyers' strike.

Additional Sessions Judge Satnam Singh heard Vinod Bansal, a resident of Ashok Vihar and father of accused Sidharth Bansal, who blamed the lawyer of shoddy work and requested the court to immediately withdraw the present bail application prepared by the absentee counsel.

"The present bail application is not properly drafted and does not disclose otherimportantfacts. It may kindly be dismissed as withdrawn with a liberty to file a fresh one," Bansal's application stated, prompting the court to dismiss it.

According to the police, accused Sidharth Bansal, a call centre trainee, had allegedly shot to death a policeman who tried to prevent a robbery by the accused in a Ashok Vihar residence on June 23, last year.

Sidharth was arrested the next day of the incident and has been in judicial custody since. He is charged with offences under Sections 302 (murder), 393 (attempt to robbery), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and other offences under the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act.

Meanwhile, a lawyer who reached a Magistrate court in the new complex to represent his client was ousted by a patrol of Delhi Bar Association lawyers roamingthe court verandahs to spotsuch 'erring colleagues' of theirs.

He was taken to the venue of strike outside the main gate of the court and 'advised' by his colleagues to keep away from the courts, 'whatever be the cost'.

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