Jaipur: Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma of Rajasthan High Court became furious when a lawyer appeared in an online bail hearing in vest.
The Outraged judge stopped short of dismissing the bail plea of the lawyer’s client. He posted hearing to May 5 accepting the public prosecutor’s request not to punish the petitioner for the informal dress on the part of the defence lawyer.
Lawyer Ravindra Kumar Paliwal, who was appearing for the accused Lalram, a Gurjar, in case of a bail matter, was found in a vest in the hearing of the case through video conference.
Justice Sharma pulled up the lawyer for not appearing in proper uniform during the hearing via video-conferencing on Friday.
“This court has already observed that during this pandemic where court functioning is being done through video conferencing, lawyers must appear in proper uniform… keeping in view that the petitioner’s counsel was not in proper uniform, the matter is adjourned,” the court said.
The Rajasthan High Court has come out with a notification asking lawyers to appear for hearing in uniform after a similar incident earlier this month.
The Rajasthan High Court has been hearing urgent matters online using the ‘Jitsi Meet’ application in a bid to maintain social distance in the time of Coronavirus pandemic.