A letter written by a group of lawyers of the District Bar Association, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, surfaced in which they alleged that the presiding judge, Fakhruddin while hearing a case which came up in his court, instigated Muslim petitioners against their Hindu adversaries by making hateful and violent comments against Hindus, reported Swarajya Magazine.
The lawyers allege that the hearing of State vs Parvinder was going on August 20, in which both complainant and the witnesses were Muslims residing in Bulandshahr Uttar Pradesh. The case was registered under Section 365 (kidnapping and wrongful confinement), Section 379B (theft) of IPC.
After the witnesses turned hostile, the judge asked lawyers to fork up Rs 1,000 to each of the witnesses in the case.
During the hearing, the judge chided the witnesses by saying that they were a blot on the Muslim community for getting beaten up by members of the other (Hindu) community. Angered to see them been beaten up the judge questioned them as to why didn’t they shoot their adversaries (which in this case were Hindus).
Spewing acrimony at Hindus, the presiding judge, Fakhruddin asked the witnesses to bring a pistol when they come to the court next time.
Regarding Hindus, the judge said that they didn’t have any power in front of the Muslims. “You come with a pistol. I am here. I will take care of everything,” said the judge, the letter read.
The lawyers who wrote the letter requested action and also that their pending cases must be transferred as they have no hope of justice in the particular court. The copy of the letter has been sent to the CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Minister of law and Justice- Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Chairman of Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana and to the Chairman of Bar Council India.