New Delhi, Sept 23: There was more drama in the Supreme Court after the Sahara group apologized on behalf of their counsel Rajeev Dhawan for using intemperate language in the court. The Supreme Court had ordered that Sahara chief Subrata Roy will go back to jail.
After considering the apology, the Supreme Court allowed Sahara chief Subrata Roy to move a fresh bail application. The court, however, said that Roy will remain in jail until the bail application was heard.
Supreme Court took strong exception to the manner in which Sahara's counsel Rajeev Dhawan advanced arguments. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India, TS Thakur while coming down heavily on the manner in which Dhawan addressed the court, said that some play with the dignity of the court.
The Bench also said that there are some senior advocates who are disrespectful to the court. "We are seriously considering withdrawing designation granted to such senior lawyers," the Bench also said.
Sahara immediately withdrew Dhawan as its counsel and tendered an apology until through senior advocate Narendra Hooda.
The bench, however, said that every statement made by Dhawan must have been made on the instructions of Sahara. "We presume it is on the instructions of Hooda." Kapil Sibal who is ailing from Chickengunya also apologised to the court and promised that it would never happen again. Roy too pleaded with the court to accept his apology and he apologised from the core of his heart.