Jaipur, August 13
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan obtained some recommendation on the perils of smoking from a excessive court docket decide on Thursday, as a video clip surfaced displaying the lawyer apparently taking a puff from a hookah throughout a digital listening to.
The clip exhibits Dhavan holding a sheaf of papers in entrance of his face and a few smoke escaping from the facet.
When the lawyer retains the paper apart, what appears to be the nozzle of a hookah seems within the few seconds-long clip, purportedly from Tuesday’s proceedings within the court docket of Justice Mahendra Kumar Goyal.
Dhavan is representing six Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs whose merger with the Congress in Rajasthan is being challenged by the BSP and a BJP MLA.
The decide’s comment got here Thursday when the listening to resumed.
In a lighter vein throughout the proceedings, Justice Goyal suggested Dhavan that he ought to give up smoking at his age as it’s injurious to well being.
Dhavan responded that he would accomplish that.
He additionally admitted that senior legal professionals should not accustomed too effectively to video convention hearings however are attempting to deal with the scenario.
The lawyer assured he’ll attempt to adapt as such hearings are going to be a daily function for a while.
In April, one other lawyer had appeared in a vest throughout a digital listening to within the Rajasthan High Court.
The decide then had made it clear that legal professionals ought to seem in correct apparel even when they’re arguing their case on-line. PTI