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BMW case: Bar Council forms committee to examine TV expose
June 01, 2007 11:43 IST
The Delhi Bar Council on Friday constituted a three-member fact finding committee to look into the NDTV sting operation purportedly showing the collusion between the prosecution and the defence in the sensational BMW hit-and-run case.
A committee comprising C L Sachdeva, Surya Prakash Khatri and R S Rana has been constituted to inquire into the matter following the allegations levelled against fellow criminal lawyers in the expose, K K Manan, chairman of Delhi Bar Council, told PTI.
Manan said that the committee will request the television channel to supply the un-edited copies of the video-tape showing two noted criminal lawyers R K Anand and I U Khan in cohoots to influence Sunil Kulkarni, a key eye-witness in the case.
Delhi Bar Council is a statutory body to regulate and enrol advocates in the capital.
The committee will hold its first meeting on Saturday to carry out the probe in the matter.
Manan, talking to reporters on Thursday, has assured that the requisite actions would be taken against the advocates, who allegedly flouted the professional code of conducts.
"Their status would not come in the way of just and judicious punitive action," he said.
Defence lawyer I U Khan was dropped on Thursday as the Special Public Prosecutor in the wake of the television expose and a court has initiated a police inquiry into to the matter.
It has also issued summons on Friday to the NDTV managing editor and reporters involved in the sting operation, asking them to provide the un-edited copies of the tape.
The Delhi High Court has also taken suo motu congnisance in the case asking for supply of all documents and tape.