SC Upholds BCI’s Order Dismissing Complaint Against Lawyer Alleging Professional Misconduct
The Supreme Court upheld an order passed by Bar Council of India dismissing a complaint alleging professional misconduct by a lawyer. Bindu Kumar Mohanlal Shah was the counsel for defendant in a suit filed by one Harmanbhai Umedbhai Patel against a person who allegedly encroached a property which was a ‘gaucher land’. The complaint before the Bar Council was that the lawyer issued a public notice which has misled the public about the nature of title of the property. The lawyer had issued a public notice that Vithalbhai Babarbhai Patel was declared as the owner of the said land.Bar Council of India dismissed the complaint finding that there was no misconduct on the part of the lawyer.