Controversial advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who represented the Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute in the Supreme Court, on Tuesday (3 December), said he has been sacked from the case.
Dhavan made this announcement in a Facebook post published early Tuesday (3 December) morning.
He wrote: "Just been sacked from the Babri case by advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool, who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the sacking without demur. No longer involved in the review of the case."
Dhavan had vehemently argued the case for the Muslim side before a five-judge bench headed by then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. He had argued for more than two weeks in the 40 day hearing of the matter.
During the course of the hearing Dhavan infamously went on a rampage by tearing a piece of evidence presented by the Hindu Mahasabha in a fit of rage.
He recently also made a highly controversial statement wherein he alleged that only Hindus and not Muslims “disturb peace in the country”.
Elaborating on the reason for his removal from the case, Dhavan said: "I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell."
He has referred Madani's reason as "total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer Maqbool to sack me, which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue", said Dhavan in the second post on the social media platform.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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