Hazaribagh lawyers assault case reaches High Court, petition filed to cancel elections and stop counting

Ranchi: There was an incident of fighting between lawyers during the counting of votes in Hazaribagh Bar Association elections. This matter has now reached the threshold of the court. Hazaribagh Civil Court lawyer and outgoing committee member Manoj Kumar Yadav has filed a criminal writ in the High Court.

In which he has made the Returning Officer conducting Bar elections and others including Hazaribagh Bar Association a party. It has been said in the petition that the election should be canceled and the counting of votes should be stopped.

In his petition, Manoj Kumar has also attached a video and other evidence of the incident of fighting that took place during the counting of votes. After the Hazaribagh Bar Association elections, there has been a fierce fight among the lawyers.

As soon as the votes were counted, Bar Council member and presidential candidate Advocate Rajkumar alias Raju was declared victorious by 12 votes. Similarly, many advocates got agitated and started fighting among themselves.

Many lawyers also got injured in the incident of assault. Jawahar Prasad was the nearest rival of advocate Rajkumar alias Raju, who won by a slim margin of 12 votes. After the incident, FIR has been lodged by both the parties.

The counting has been stopped after a fight between the lawyers. Now counting will be started again on Saturday. At present, all the ballot boxes have been sealed and kept safe in the presence of Election Observer Baleshwar Singh. The Election Observer has also informed the Chairman of Jharkhand State Bar Council about this entire matter.

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