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Lawyers seek action against acting president of State Consumer Commission for deciding own case

The CCAA concluded that both the orders, that of dismissal order and review were absolutely illegal.

The Secretary of CCAA advocate Mohit Bhansali then lodged a complaint with Maharashtra’s Secretary of Food and Civil Supply Department, seeking Kakade’s removal as president and member of the SCDRC.

“The acts of Kakade amount to gross judicial misconduct, dishonesty, judicial impropriety, act of moral turpitude and abuse of official position,” the strongly-worded complaint highlighted.

The complaint of February 26 alleged several instances of abusive language and improper treatment of bar members by Kakade.

The complaint pointed out that the family members of Kakade were part of a company, Core Indian Institute of Legal Medicine Private Limited, that purportedly gave legal advice to medical professionals.

Purusant to this complaint, the CCAA convened a urgent general body meeting on February 27 where they took note of the complaints of several lawyers of the association.

During the meeting, there were four resolutions that were unanimously passed:

  1. Filing a formal protest with the president of the National Commission of Consumer Redressal Commission, the Chief Justice of India, the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, and the Maharashtra government;

  2. Writ petition or any other appropriate legal proceedings be filed with the Bombay High Court seeking Kakade’s removal;

  3. Initiation of appropriate action and steps to protest against the judicial misconduct of Kakade to uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary; and

  4. Pending the enquiry by authorities against Kakade, the members and non-members will abstain from appearing before him (this was stressed as Kakade refused to meet with the president of the Bar, Dr Uday Warunjikar, to discuss the issue).

Source: Barandbench

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