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Supreme Court allows lawyers elected as lawmakers to practice in courts

The top court’s statement came during the hearing of a PIL seeking to bar lawyer-lawmakers from practising in courts.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 25, 2018 12:09 IST ]
Supreme Court allows lawyers elected as lawmakers to

Supreme Court allows lawyers elected as lawmakers to practice in courts

A plea seeking a ban on lawmakers from practising as advocates was dismissed by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Bar Council of India rules do not prohibit legislators from practising as lawyers, said a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

The top court’s statement came during the hearing of a PIL seeking to bar lawyer-lawmakers (MPs, MLAs, MLCs) from practising in courts during their tenure in legislature.

The plea was filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay.

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