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    Published On : Mon, Feb 5th, 2018
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Don’t reduce court to ‘fish market’, says SC after angry exchanges in Loya case

    Justice LoyaNew Delhi: The Supreme Court witnessed heated arguments between advocates Dushyant Dave and Pallav Shishodia, and Justice DY Chandrachud during the hearing.

    Shishodia had appeared in the case for one of the petitioners, Bandhuraj Lone. Dave had earlier raised an objection claiming Shishodia had a conflict of interest since he had appeared for Amit Shah in 2011 in a plea challenging the BJP leader’s bail in Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

    Dave on Monday reiterated Shishodia’s “conflict of interest”. He also objected to senior advocate Harish Salve appearing for one of the petitioners in the case.

    After Shishodia objected to Dave’s allegations, Justice Chandrachud asked the lawyers to calm down. “Let us not reduce the dialogue in this court to the level of fish market,” Chandrachud said, according to Bar & Bench. “You should not shout down the judge…you have to listen to me Mr Dave.”

    However, Dave said, “Your Lordships should have stopped them from appearing in this court. You will have to answer your conscience.”

    Dave also moved an application in the top court to cross-examine 11 people in the case, including two judges. “The witnesses do not seem to be apparently telling the truth and their versions are contradictory to the evidence, which has now emerged in public domain after independent investigations by journalists of various news organisations including the Caravan,” Dave said in his application, according to Live Law. “It is necessary and is of paramount importance that the said persons whose statements are recorded be permitted to be cross examined by the petitioner association in the interest of justice.”

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