Supreme Court: Lawyers elected as lawmakers can practice in courts

DN Bureau

The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking to ban lawmakers from practising as advocates.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking to ban lawmakers from practising as advocates.

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A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that the Bar Council of India Rules do not prohibit legislators from practising as lawyers.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay seeking to bar lawyer-lawmakers (MPs, MLAs, MLCs) from practising in courts during their tenure in legislature. (PTI)

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