CJI Chandrachud felicitates SC advocate Ashok Bhan
Post by RK News on Thursday, December 1, 2022
Srinagar, Nov 30: Senior Supreme Advocate, Ashok Bhan was felicitated by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud on Wednesday in New Delhi for his vast professional achievements during the past 30 years.
Advocate Bhan is among the senior most advocates at the Supreme Court of India and has handled high-profile cases across the country.
He worked in Jammu and Kashmir High Court and was one of the prominent advocates till 1988.
Following the turmoil in Valley, Advocate Bhan migrated initially to Jammu and from there he shifted to New Delhi and started practicing in the Supreme Court of India.
Bhan told Rising Kashmir that it is a proud moment for him and the entire Kashmiri community.
“After migrating from Valley to Jammu and then working in New Delhi, the struggle is being recognized by the CJI on the recommendations of the Supreme Court Bar Association,” he said.
From 1989 to till date, Bhan has been continuously handling matters of great importance, high-profile cases, and other matters.
Bhan who worked as a special senior advocate for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and argued against YS Jaganmohan Reddy in the disproportionate assets case is now arguing on behalf of Amaravati farmers.
Bhan successfully argued for CBI in a disproportionate assets case and pitched against the likes of Harish Salve, Mukul Rohatgi, Gopal Subramanyam, and Ram Jethmalani.
Bhan started his engagement with CBI in Bofors case in the nineties and argued highly sensitive matters namely the Chandraswami case, Kethan Parikh hawala matter, Yaderappa’s corruption case, Mining scandal etc. in various high courts and in Supreme Court.
Bhan is also chairman of Kashmir (Policy & Strategy) Group and has also represented cooperate houses and many civil matters and many arbitrations. He is also a working with London-based law firm and keeps them consulting on various matters.