After a section of members of the Bar Council of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh leveled allegations of financial irregularities, the chairman of bar council has formed a committee to probe the charges.
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Bar Council chairman Lekhraj Sharma has announced the constitution of an independent committee to look into the allegation of financial irregularities.
On Sunday, a few members had raised objections on the agenda items during a meeting, prompting disruptions. A faction headed by the chairman had walked out from the meeting. It was later resumed and members passed a resolution to remove secretary.
However, Lekhraj Sharma said that there was no question of removal of the secretary. He added that as per rules, there was no provision of any any confidence motion against an office bearer.
The group led by Sharma has strength of 12 members and ex officio members, two advocate generals who also have full rights as a members. He further said that a former vice chairman of council O.P. Sharma was facing several criminal cases and also cases for contempt of court for maltreating judges and it was he who was staged managed the ruckus in the council meeting.
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