AURANGABAD: In the case of Vijaydatta Patil vs the State of Maharashtra, The Bombay High Court rejected the bail of an advocate. The accused is alleged to file multiple bogus claims for compensation in motor accident cases.
The plea was filed by the accused of forging the documents for raising bogus claims before the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal seeking compensation. The bench of single-headed judge Justice Vibha Kankanwadi observed that the lawyer has defamed the entire legal fraternity by forging documents.
The Court Observed,
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,”
As far as advocate Patil is concerned, the bench noted that he has filed around 314 such bogus claims before the tribunal in Osmanabad and accordingly refused to grant him bail.
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