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Guwahati lawyers don’t want Justice Gill

Guwahati, November 26
In an unprecedented show of defiance against the judiciary, advocates of Guwahati High Court have refused to accept a “tainted judge” from Punjab.

The drama is centered around the transfer of Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill of the Punjab and Haryana High Court who has recently been in a controversy regarding the PPSC scandal.

The Guwahati High Court Bar Association is already up in arms and its President Aroop Borbora has expressed concern over the appointment.

A great deal of resentment prevails in the legal fraternity of the North-Eastern region over the decision of the former Supreme Court Chief Justice B N Kirpal to transfer Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill, to the Guwahati High Court as “punishment” for his “involvement” in the PPSC scandal.

The Guwahati High Court Bar Association yesterday met at an” extraordinary general body meeting, chaired by Mr Borbora, to “express grave concern and serious anguish” over Justice Kirpal’s “reported recommendation” just before his retirement to send Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill on “punishment transfer” to the Guwahati High Court.

The meeting observed that Mr Justice Gill’s transfer would be “detrimental” to the administration of justice as serious allegations of seeking and receiving undue favour as a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court were levelled against him besides insinuations pertain. UNI

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