OVER 83 per cent turnout was recorded in the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association (HCBA) executive body elections on Thursday. Results will be out by Friday evening.
Out of a total of 4,495 eligible voters, as many as 3,736 cast their votes. The election committee chairperson, senior advocate Roshan Lal Batta, said that polling was peaceful. “Counting will start tomorrow at 10 am and we are expecting results by 5 pm,” he added.
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Those who are contesting for the post of president are sitting president Harpreet Singh Brar, senior advocate Virender Kumar Jain, and advocates Tahar Singh and Nirbhaya Garg.
However, for the post of secretary, the contest is between Manish Kumar Singla and S P S Tinna. For the post of vice-president, Puneeta Sethi, Anter Singh Brar and Jagjot Singh Lalli are in the fray. Three candidates contesting for the post of joint secretary are Deepshikha Arora, Neelam Devi Choudhary and Neetu Singh. Bhupinder Bir Singh Randhawa and Shivoy Dhir are contesting for the post of treasurer.
Seven advocates will be elected as HCBA executive members of above 10 years’ standing, 10 as executive members of below 10 years’ standing and one woman member.