New Delhi, May 27: The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Wednesday recalled a show cause notice issued by it to advocate Suhasini Sen for allegedly promoting her professional activities and accomplishments on a website, in violation of the council’s rules.
The General Council of the BCI in its meeting held on May 20 through video conferencing had considered the issue of publication and advertisement of advocates’ profiles through the website toplawyersofsupremecourt.com, a press release issued by the BCI said.
The publication of such profiles was viewed as advertisement and publicity of professional activities and accomplishments of the said advocates in clear violation of Rule 36, Chapter II, Part VI, Section IV Duty to Colleagues, of the Rules of the Bar Council of India, the release said.
The Council on May 24 issued show cause notice to Raahul Trivedi, advocate, for creating and promoting the website and Ms Sen for advertising, promoting and highlighting her profile through the website.
Ms Sen, in her reply to the notice along with attached documents explained that she had no concern with the website in question. She also stated that she had issued notice to Mr Trivedi, asking him to remove her name from any website created by him.
Stating that Ms Sen’s “conduct deserves appreciation”, the Council said after considering the issue afresh it was satisfied that she was not aware of her profile being uploaded on the website and that information about her was available on the common domain on the internet.
The BCI then recalled the show cause notice issued to Ms Sen, it said in the release, adding that the notice will however be valid in the case of Mr Trivedi.