Ayodhya Case: Complaint Against Muslim Petitioners' Lawyer Rajeev Dhavan For Tearing Up Papers In Supreme Court

The complaint letter said that the Supreme Court advocate has committed "highly unethical" act by tearing into pieces a copy of the map submitted before the top court.

Ayodhya Case: Complaint Against Muslim Petitioners' Lawyer Rajeev Dhavan For Tearing Up Papers In Supreme Court

The Supreme Court concluded hearings in the Ayodhya case on Wednesday

New Delhi:

The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) has filed a complaint with the Bar Council of India (BCI) against senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who appeared for Muslim petitioners in the Ayodhya case and tore down papers and maps handed over to him in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The complaint letter said that the Supreme Court advocate has committed "highly unethical" act by tearing into pieces a copy of the map submitted before the top court.

"When a copy of the said document handed over to Dhavan who is counsel for the plaintiff in suit number 4 (Muslim side), while tearing off the said document he said, I will make more sets," it read.

The ABHM said that Mr Dhavan's act brought disrepute to the Supreme Court Bar and it is unbecoming of him when he represents a party in a civil appeal no. 10866/10 as there are expectations of a senior member of the Bar to maintain a high standard of professional ethics.

It requested the Bar Council to take "cognisance against Dhavan and take appropriate action against him in accordance with law".

On Wednesday, during the last and 40th day of the Ayodhya hearing, Mr Dhavan tore down the papers and the map which was handed over to him by the opposition counsel of All India Hindu Mahasabha. The advocate was objecting to All India Hindu Mahasabha's counsel trying to submit map published by Kunal Kishore, author of ''Ayodhya Revisited''.

The court was hearing the appeals challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict, which ordered equal division of the 2.77-acre of disputed land in Ayodhya among the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and the Ram Lalla.

The 16th-century Babri Masjid was demolished on December 6, 1992.