Friday, June 18, 2021
Home News Reports Open rift among lawyers of CBI Director Alok Verma, junior counsel withdraws from the...

Open rift among lawyers of CBI Director Alok Verma, junior counsel withdraws from the case in SC

Nariman had alleged that Gopal Shankarnarayanan's mentioning seeking more time to file response by Alok Verma was unauthorised

After Alok Verma had to face the ire of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as his response to CVC was leaked and published by The Wire, he has a new problem. Today his junior counsel Gopal Shankarnarayanan decided to withdraw from the case.

“I want to make it clear that I withdrew from the case on Monday evening itself and wasn’t there for Tuesday’s hearing. I remain on cordial terms with Mr Verma and it is only the professional engagement that has ceased,” Shankarnarayanan said.

Shankarnarayanan held the communication gap between the office of Senior Counsel Fali S Nariman and himself responsible for his withdrawal from the case. Only Senior Advocate Nariman represented Verma during Tuesday’s hearing when a bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi expressed disappointment at purported leaks spoiling its efforts to maintain confidentiality in the case. Nariman had asked the Supreme Court to summon The Wire’s Editor to get answers regarding the leaks in their media article.

Nariman had questioned the November 19 mentioning by Shankaranarayanan seeking more time to file Verma’s response, calling it “unauthorised”. Though the court refused to adjourn the hearing scheduled for Tuesday, it gave a few hours more after the 1 pm deadline. But Verma’s response was filed at 1.30 pm.

Nariman on Tuesday had cited the tradition that once a senior advocate was in charge of a case, nothing happened without his knowledge. Shankaranarayanan gave the same reason to withdraw from the case as he claimed that filing of the response at 1.30 pm was not informed to him.

Leftist propaganda website The Wire had published Verma’s response to CVC’s questions on its website which had infuriated CJI Ranjan Gogoi.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Haryana: Man burnt alive to make him ‘martyr’ against farm laws, villagers demand security from ‘farmers’ at Tikri border

As per reports, casteist slurs were hurled towards Mukesh after which he was set on fire. A video of him being set on fire has gone viral on social media where one can hear casteist abuses being thrown at him before he was set ablaze.

How a personal animosity was turned into defaming ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chant: All you need to know about Ghaziabad incident

The chronology of what all transpired in the fake 'hate crime' story where an elderly Muslim man claimed he was attacked and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

Mamata Banerjee govt recommends suspension of several accounts from Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, for criticising her: What we know

Sources indicate that Govt of West Bengal recently recommended the suspension of over 200 accounts for criticising Mamata Banerjee

The churn in Bengal BJP is normal and on expected lines. Here is why I don’t worry too much about it

Candidates don’t matter so much in Bengal, party affiliations do. The TMC proved this beyond all possible doubt in 2021.

The Wire tries to force fit a ‘hate crime’ angle in Ghaziabad incident only because victim is a Muslim

The Wire lowers its bar, goes from whitewashing Islamist terrorists to defending random 'taveez maker' from rural Uttar Pradesh

‘Based on social media narrative than evidence and chargesheet: Delhi Police files SLP after Pinjra Tod accused get bail

On 15th June, the Delhi High Court granted bail to Jamia Milia Islamia student leader Asif Iqbal Tanha, far-left ‘activists’ Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in the Anti-Hindu Delhi riots case.

Recently Popular

Dhruv Rathee fans mark YouTuber Karolina Goswami for targeted harassment after she exposed his lies

After Karolina Goswami pointed out the factual errors and mistakes in the Dhruv Rathee video, Rathee's supporters have been harassing and abusing Goswami.

Pakistani audience go ballistic over Zee5 web series featuring Muslim girl-Indian Hindu boy love story, call it ‘haram’

The Pakistani web series features the love story between a Pakistani Muslim girl and Indian Hindu boy who have both lost their fathers to the conflict between the two nations.

Ghaziabad fake hate crime case: Unmuted video of elderly man seconds before he was beaten up released. Watch

In the video, Abdul can be heard admitting that one Intezar sent some people to him to make the 'tabeez' (occult amulet) and put them in his spell as he had some work from them.

AAP celebrates Delhi’s new architectural marvel, the Moti Nagar speed breaker

AAP's Moti Nagar MLA has recently inaugurated a speed breaker, along with dozens of supporters flouting social distancing norms.

Twitter India MD told Delhi Police he does not know directors and owner of his company, details of his boss: Feigning ignorance or...

Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari said he does know who owns Twitter India, and which company his boss Yu Sasamoto belongs to

Virtual hearing embarrassment: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi caught attending the court proceedings without pants

Abhishek Manu Singhvi was caught attending court proceedings in boxer shorts when one of the screens accidentally fell off and showed the naked legs of the senior advocate
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
554,234FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe