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Allahabad High Court Nabs Man Impersonating as a Lawyer

Team SoOLEGAL 30 Aug 2018 3:00pm

Allahabad High Court Nabs Man Impersonating as a Lawyer

High drama ensued in Allahabad HC on Wednesday, when the court discovered that a man had been impersonating as another lawyer as well as filing cases before it.  

As soon as the hearing on an appeal began before the HC bench of Jutices Vipan Sinha and Ifaqat Ali, Sri Jitendra Kumar Singh stood up to present his arguments in the case, but little did he knew that his cover was about to be blown – as another counsel stood up claiming that he is the actual Jitendra Kumar Singh.

In view of the objection raised, the court began to enquire the alleged imposter.

The court confronted him with questions in relation to the Advocate Roll no. printed on the memo of appeal. As per the court order, the man apparently struggled to give an answer to the questions asked.

When he was asked to produce his Advocate Roll No. before the court on 30th August, he said that he did not have an Advocate Roll No., as his application for the same got rejected because of not having a permanent address.   

At this stage, the court asked the man, whether “he is even a lawyer or not”.

In response, the person produced an ID card before the High Court bench, which had his enrollment no printed on it. The card was taken as record by the court.

At this point, the real advocate Jitendra Kumar Singh told the court that the man impersonating him had filed about 9 to 10 cases under his name.

In view of the allegations, the court directed the Bench Secretary to inform the Registrar General and the Registrar Protocol of the Court to appear before it.

The Registrar General has been directed to conduct an "in-depth enquiry" into the allegations, and submit a report in a sealed cover before the court within a period of 15 days.

Further, in view of the fact that the man had been filing cases earlier, the court asked him to take off his ‘Advocate Band’ and ‘Gown’ before it. Also, he was restrained from practicing in any Court of law under further court orders.

The matter will now be listed on 14 September.  

 

Tagged: Fraud Lawyer   Fraud case   Imposter   Allahabad High Court   Jitendra Kumar Singh   Justice Vipan Sinha   Justice Ifaqat Ali   Registrar General  
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