One can’t say for sure if Justice B J Shethna really packed some power in the punches he allegedly rained on his colleague, Justice P B Majmudar, in Ahmedabad on January 11.
But, if he really did, then Justice Majmudar should consider himself lucky that he didn’t suffer much damage.
Just three days before the skirmish, the former president of the Gujarat High Court Bar Association sent a petition to the then Chief Justice of India, Y K Sabharwal, objecting to Justice Shethna posing for a local health club.
In the 50-second advertisement clip for Parsana Fitness and Gym, Justice Shethna is shown pumping iron and flexing his muscles.
The muscular judge appears in the advertisement thrice, wearing dark glasses and sporting a shaved head, which is customary for him during the hot summer months.
The judge is a regular at the Bodakdev unit of the gym located opposite to Judges Bungalows. His photograph is also proudly displayed at other branches of the health club.
Chetan, who looks after the gym at Bodakdev on Wednesday, said: “He (Justice Shethna) is a fitness freak and we featured him in the advertisement because he has maintained his body very well.”
Yatin Oza, senior advocate and former president of the GHCBA, said in his petition dated January 8″ “Hon’ble Justice B J Shethna has appeared as a model in the advertisement issued by Parsana Health Club to promote its business. It is beyond one’s comprehension how a sitting judge of a High Court can act as a model and appear in an advertisement issued for promoting the business of a product.”
Oza has sent a compact disc containing the advertisement to the Supreme Court
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