The Madras High Court recalled an order that had already been pronounced after one of the counsels cried injustice in open court, stating it had been passed without hearing her arguments.
The division bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi passed this order in a writ appeal.
“Counsel appearing for the respondent, after knowing that the matter has gone against the respondent, started making allegations against this Court stating that this Court has done injustice and further she would submit that it is very unfortunate that this Court has passed the judgment in the present Writ Appeal without hearing her arguments and she was under the impression that the Writ Appeal would be dismissed,” the Court said.
“Though the outcry of the Counsel for the respondent amounts to contempt of court and also needs a reference to the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for taking disciplinary proceedings against her, taking into consideration the fact that she is having a grievance, that she needs to be heard further in detail, this court will provide one more opportunity to the counsel appearing for the respondent to put forth her further arguments in this matter,” the order reads.
“Whatever may be the proceedings or the result, a senior member of the Bar ought not have stooped down to the level of making allegations against this court. We are pained by the representation made by the Counsel appearing for the respondent, who was a leader of the Bar for some time and also a senior member. If this kind of attitude is going to be encouraged, it will send a wrong message to the juniors, who are all watching the Court proceedings,” the bench stated.
The matter has been put up today at 2:15 pm.