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Kerala High Court Slams Police Chief For Levelling Baseless Accusaions Against Court In Fake Antique Dealer Case [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 4 Dec 2021 2:42am

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On 2nd December 2021, the Kerala High Court in the infamous fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal's case admonished the State Police Chief for filing an application containing veiled accusations and threats against the Court.

BACKGROUND

In this case, an application was filed which consisted of various allegations against the Court that were offensive in the eyes of the Honourable Judge. 

CONTENTS OF THE APPLICATION 

The application mentioned that matters beyond the pleadings of the petitioner were taken up and discussed and that this was likely to adversely affect the ongoing investigation. 

RESPONSE OF THE COURT 

The Single Judge responded to this accusation that the Director General of Prosecution could not accuse him of having taken him by surprise, because everything that was found in the public domain was confirmed by the affidavits provided before the Court. 

He further stated that- 

“You are saying I forced you to produce documents and breached confidentiality. How dare you? You volunteered to produce them when I specifically asked if you had an objection to the same. The kind of sarcasm shown against the court, I'm truly surprised”

OBSERVATIONS OF THE COURT 

The Court further observed that if a police officer felt powerful enough to accuse the Court and its lawyers, then it is a dark time for our system.


The judge held that these accusations were not only incorrect but unfortunate because, the various orders, in this case, would clearly show that this Court was only acting strictly on the basis of “averments,… Continue Reading...


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