Monday, August 8, 2022

Madras High Court Orders Arrests Of Fake Advocate; Directs Publication Of His Photo In Newspapers To Find Out Clients Cheated By Him

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The Madras High Court recently ordered an enquiry against a fake advocate. The bench of Justice S Vaidyanathan and Justice AD Jagdish Chandra ordered the Commissioner of Police, Chennai City to depute an officer who shall register a case according to the law, arrest the fake advocate, and conduct a thorough investigation.

We hereby direct the Commissioner of Police, Chennai City Police to depute an Officer in the rank of an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Central Crime Branch (CCB), Chennai, who shall register a case in accordance with the law, arrest the 4th respondent for production of a fabricated document before this Court, conduct a thorough investigation, including his schooling and file a final report in this case.

The court also directed the investigating officer to widely publish the photograph of the man, both in Tamil and English dailies circulating in the State of Tamil Nadu to find out if any persons had been deceived by him. The Bar Association of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry was also directed to inquire about any pending complaint against the advocate.

This is indeed a case requiring registration of a criminal case and appropriate action needs to be taken against persons, who are involved in the fabrication of documents. Cases in the nature of job racketing and the creation of false documents have been mushrooming nowadays and such persons involved in the offences should be crushed with iron hands and they shall not be allowed to go scot-free. The conduct of the 4th respondent also amounts to interference in the administration of justice

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