AAP law minister alleged ‘bogus law degree’ case – Delhi HC Order (4 Feb 2015)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
SANTOSH KUMAR SHARMA ….. Petitioner
Through: Mr Sanjay Poddar, Sr. Adv. with Mr Deepak Vohra, Adv. with petitioner in person.
BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA and ORS ….. Respondents
Through: Mr Preet Pal Singh, Adv. for R-1.
Mr Pankaj Chopra and Mr Y.R. Sharma, Advs. for R-7.
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJIV SHAKDHER
O R D E R
CM No. 1861/2015 (Exemption)
Allowed subject to just exceptions.
CM No. 1860/2015 (Stay)
Mr Poddar, learned senior counsel for the petitioner, says that he does not wish to press the application for stay, at this stage.
Dismissed as not pressed.
The case of the petitioner is that respondent no.5 has secured a fake degree, based on which, he has obtained registration with the Bar Council of Delhi. For this purpose, learned senior counsel for the petitioner, has relied upon the response received in a RTI enquiry from the concerned university, i.e., Avadh University, Faizabad, U.P., which is appended as annexure P-6, appended at page 57 of the paper book.
Mr Preet Pal Singh accepts notice on behalf of respondent no.1, while Mr Pankaj Chopra accepts notice on behalf of respondent no.7. On steps being taken, notice shall issue to the remaining respondents.
Counter affidavit be filed within four weeks. Rejoinder, if any, be filed before the next date of hearing.
List on 27.04.2015.
RAJIV SHAKDHER, J
FEBRUARY 04, 2015
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