HARPEET SINGH Brar was on Friday declared elected as High Court Bar Association (HCBA) president for the second consecutive term. Contesting for the post with three other members, Brar was polled 1,883 votes out of a total of 3,736 polled votes.
Contesting for the post of president, senior advocate Virender Kumar Jain bagged 710 votes, Tahar Singh got 638 votes and Nirbhaya Garg bagged a total of 447 votes. However, for the post of secretary, S P S Tinna was declared winner who bagged 2,117 votes and defeated his only opponent Manish Kumar Singla who got 1,422 votes.
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Over 83 per cent polling was recorded in the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association (HCBA) executive body elections on Thursday. Out of a total of 4,495 eligible voters, as many as 3,736 cast their votes.
Jagjot Singh Lalli became the preferred candidate of the legal eagles for the post of vice-president who was polled 1,877 votes. His nearest opponent Puneeta Sethi got 1,216 votes.
For the post of joint secretary, the bar association members elected Deepshikha Arora (1,536 votes) who defeated Neetu Singh (1,222 votes).
At the same time, Bhupinder Bir Singh Randhawa became the bar members’ choice for the post of treasurer, who bagged 2,478 votes against his rival candidate Shivoy Dhir’s 1,198 votes.
For the post of woman member, Savita was elected who got 1,594 votes by defeating her nearest rival Charanjit Kaur, who bagged 1,475 votes.
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Apart from this, seven advocates were elected as HCBA executive members of above 10 years’ standing and 10 as executive members of below 10 years’ standing, said senior advocate Roshan Lal Batta who is chairman of the election committee.