Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Fake Motor Accident Claims - Bombay High Court denies anticipatory bail to advocate for filing multiple bogus claims-

The Bombay High Court at Aurangabad recently refused to grant anticipatory bail to an advocate involved in filing multiple bogus claims for compensation in motor accident cases -Vijaydatta Patil vs the State of Maharashtra.

an advocate accused of forging the documents for raising bogus claims before the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal seeking compensation.

Single-judge Justice Vibha Kankanwadi observed that the lawyer has defamed the entire legal fraternity by forging documents.

"An Advocate is the officer of the Court. No doubt, he pleads for his client, but he should be honest to the profession, towards Court as well as towards his client. Under such circumstance, for any such professional misconduct he is adopting forged documents or getting certain documents fabricated, then, he is rather defaming the entire fraternity of Advocates." 

"It will not be out of place to mention here that filing of such false cases are increasing. It is only with an intention to get more compensation. Note of such cases has also been taken by the Supreme Court. This court also taking into consideration the increase in such false cases had passed the said order in the Public Interest Litigation," the bench observed.

No comments:

Post a Comment