Ludhiana: The District Bar Association (DBA) President Parupkar Singh Ghuman Co-opted Senior Advocate Lalita Jain as Senior Vice President of DBA.
Ghuman said that in last few years, proper representation was not given to female lawyers. Now, regarding their problems, Senior Advocate Lalita Jain is co-opted as Senior Vice President.
On December 22, 2016 election of DBA was held but the Election Committee of Bar Council but Punjab and Haryana High Court stopped the counting of votes for post of president due to petition regarding non-eligibility of PS Ghuman for election.
Later, Ghuman challenged the order of Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana in Punjab & Haryana Court.
On January 28, 2017 counting for votes of President post were done by Returning Officer Sarwan Sehgal under security and observation as ordered by High Court and Ghuman was elected as President by defeating his near rival ND Chopra by 211 votes.
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