Facts of the case are that, after the demise of the newly elected president of the bar association, managing committee despite the several objections and denials of some members, elected the president to perform official work and to operate bank accounts related to the office of the president of the bar association.
Petitioner Majagi moved the High Court to restrain the 4th respondent (Dinesh M Patil) to take the presidentship.
Bar association raised objections regarding maintainability of the writ petition.
Single Judge Bench dismissed the petition on the ground of maintainability, holding bar association not answerable to the definition of the state.
A division bench of Justice G Narendra and Justice M I Arun held that writ petition against the 3rd respondent i.e., Bar Association registered under Societies Registration Act, is maintainable.