In a shocking incident, an advocate appeared shirtless during an online hearing of a Supreme Court case related to Sudarshan TV’s communal show titled ‘Bindas Bol’. When the virtual hearing begun, the image of the shirtless advocate flashed on the screen for a few seconds, before he realised the gaffe and immediately logged out.
Following the appalling incident, Justice Chandrachud expressed his aversion to the conduct of the lawyer and directed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to ensure that “proper decorum" is followed during virtual hearing. He further said that incident was unpardonable but he would not take action against any lawyer in such a situation. However, he urged everyone to be extra cautious when they appear before virtual hearings as part of the 'full-fledged regular courts'.