The Executive Committee (EC) of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) suspended its Secretary Ashok Arora in a meeting today and gave the powers of the Secretary to Assistant Secretary, Rohit Pandey with immediate effect.
This move came shortly after Ashok Arora called for an Emergent General Meeting scheduled for May 11 , in which one of the points of agenda included the removal of SCBA President Dushyant Dave from his post.
While cancelling the proposed EGM convened by Arora the EC constituted a three-member committee to look into the allegations against him.
The decision to suspend Arora was one taken by majority while President of the SCBA, Dave, abstained from voting.
Following his suspension, Arora has made a communication to the SCBA levelling various allegations against Dave, including using his position for his political agenda. He claimed that this conduct of Dave had brought disrepute to the Body which had seen soaring heights under Arora’s leadership.
Ashok Arora said in his message to SCBA members:
“There is documentary evidence to show that the President and his men/women in the EC intimidated me from time to time for which I reserve my right to initiate legal action. They suspended me on vague and baseless allegation. In fact their undemocratic action damaged the reputation of this prestigious Bar.”