The Election Commission of India (ECI) has written a letter to the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) seeking action against two law firms who have advertised themselves as having “expertise in registration of the political parties with the ECI”.
The complaint sent to BCD on February 26 contended that two advocates, Shadab Khan and Irshad Khan, under the name of ABS associates, and advocate Ashish Phule of Fule Legal solution have advertised themselves as having expertise in the registration of political parties, which is prohibited for a lawyer. The Election Commission of India complaint contended that the persons claimed themselves to have registered more than 400 and 50 political parties, respectively.
It said ABS associates is not only advertising for the services but also publishing the names of their clients in the web pages given on the internet.
It sought action against the law firms for violation of the Code of Ethics for such advertisements.
Reacting to the complaint, the Delhi bar council issued a notice to the advocates and their firms seeking a response on the allegations.
“We have issued notices to the two firms against whom we have received the complaints and would take action if they are found guilty,” KC Mittal, senior advocate and Chairman of the Bar Council of Delhi, said.
An associate of Fule legal said they do not have any knowledge about the complaint and neither have they received any letter.
Despite repeated calls, ABS was not available for a comment.
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