March 5, 2012 12:48:36 am
The Karnataka State Bar Council on Sunday charged the police with committing excesses on lawyers in the March 2 violence at the city civil court premises when mediapersons were attacked by a section of lawyers. The Bar Council admitted that some Bar members had assaulted journalists.
Bar Council president K N Subba Reddy demanded shifting of DGP Shankar Bidari and City Police Commissioner Jyotiprakash Mirji,holding them responsible for police excesses on lawyers that day. He conceded some members had assaulted mediapersons,protesting their presence to cover the appearance of former minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy in a CBI court in connection with an illegal mining case and said strict action against them as per the Association laws.
Accusing the media of one sided reporting,the council in a resolution on Saturday said it would not represent any media house in future litigations for showing advocates in poor light in the last few months.
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