In order to break the chain of Covid-19 virus, the Jharkhand State Bar Council has resolved to restrain all the Advocates across the State from undertaking any Court work, physical or online till May 9. The Jharkhand State Bar Council on Monday held a review meeting where it was decided to suspend all court work till May 9.
Jharkhand State Bar Council president Rajendra Krishna said the rule will be applicable to all lawyers of the State. The district bar associations will be informed about the decisions.
Earlier, on April 18 and 26, the Jharkhand State Bar Council had taken a decision to postpone the work for seven days. The decision was taken due to corona infection.
However, despite the council restraining advocates from undertaking Court work, some lawyers continued the work. Later, the council issued a notice that if lawyers continue to file petition or carry out other court work, action will be taken against such lawyers.
The State Bar Council stated that during this period all work offline as well as online will be suspended and if any lawyer is found indulging in breaking the rules, then action will be taken against such lawyers.
Meanwhile, in view of the high pace of infection, a section of lawyers have demanded a complete adjournment of the court proceedings till May 25, so that the severe infection of the corona epidemic can be checked.
The Ranchi District Bar Association is considering a decision to stay away from the court till 25 May. Administrative Joint Secretary of Ranchi District Bar Association Pawan Ranjan Khatri has drawn the attention of the State Bar Council members Nilesh Kumar, Kundan Prakashan, Sanjay Kumar Vidrohi and Rinku Bhagat on safety of advocates and their families.
Meanwhile, corona continues to wreak havoc in the State Capital. In the last 48 hours, seven lawyers from State Capital have died fighting corona infection. The Jharkhand High Court Advocate Association has expressed grief over the death of a large number of lawyers and has demanded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of the deceased lawyers. In the capital, more than 25 lawyers have died in this second wave.
The lawyers who died in these two days include Rajiv Anand, Praveen Kumar Rana, Praveen Kumar, Vidya Bhushan Singh, Albinus Minj, Kripal Singh, Sunita Kumari Singh among others.