On Tuesday the legal fraternity & civil society including Various bar association & Kashmiri Pandits have congratulated Ashok Bhan.
In a statment issued to KNS, reads, Our own legal eagle & pride of Kashmir & exiled KPs Sh.Ashok Bhan-Rated as one of the top ten Senior Advocates within fraternity in Supreme Court and all high Courts across the Country & acknowledged by international,national and regional bar associations & media.
Ashok Bhan who worked as 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 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 nineties and argued highly sensitive matters namely few Pathribal fake encounter case,Chandraswami case,Kethan Parikh hawala matter,Yaderappa’s corruption case,Mines scandal Reddy brothers etc.in various high courts and in Supreme Court.
Bhan has argued matters for internally displaced populations in UNHRC Geneva & domestically in NHRC.He has represented India in UNSC as an expert on conflict resolutions in south Asian region including as an expert on Kashmir imbroglio.
Currently he is arguing the shifting and bifurcation of Amarawati as one capital of AP by Jagan Reddy Govt.into three capitals to different parts of AP.The AP High Court has granted status quo for the time being in the matter.
Apart from Salve and Rohatgi, high profile names like Kapil Sibal, Rakesh Dwivedi, Salman Khurshid, Ashok Bhan and A K Ganguly are being frequently heard in the legal circles of in Supreme Court and in various high courts,as they are being hired by either the state government or the opponents in the recent past in the high profile litigations.(KNS)