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Bar Council Of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Bars Practice Of Two Lawyers For Professional Misconduct, Working As Full Time Employee

Sebin James
15 Dec 2021 12:32 PM GMT
Bar Council Of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Bars Practice Of Two Lawyers For Professional Misconduct, Working As Full Time Employee
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The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry has passed prohibitory orders against two lawyers for professional misconduct and suppressing the factum of being a full time employee, respectively. Through a notification dated 15th December, the Council intimated regarding a resolution passed against Advocate E. Vimal Kumar under Section 35 of the Advocates' Act, on the ground...

The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry has passed prohibitory orders against two lawyers for professional misconduct and suppressing the factum of being a full time employee, respectively.

Through a notification dated 15th December, the Council intimated regarding a resolution passed against Advocate E. Vimal Kumar under Section 35 of the Advocates' Act, on the ground of professional and other misconduct.

The Council had received a complaint against the said advocate for swindling money and giving death threats to a woman and her intellectually disabled son. In her complaint, the woman had alleged that Advocate Kumar acquired many gold sovereigns from her, attempted to misuse her property documents and forged the signature of her husband.

Pursuant to the registration of complaint, the Bar Council notification states that the lawyer entered the premises of Poonamallee Bar Association along with another advocate on 2nd September in an inebriated state and wreaked havoc in the Association premises inside the court campus.

The notification also notes that the accused lawyer, now barred from practice, had verbally abused the Association Secretary and others present then. He had also abused the Bar Council Chairman and made life threats to him. He even went on to physically attack and injure the Secretary while simultaneously giving him a life threat, the notification adds as ground for prohibition.

The disciplinary action was taken while also keeping in mind that a criminal case has been pending against the said advocate upon the complaint made by Association Secretary in Poonamallee Police Station, Chennai. The accused has been booked for offences under Section 294(b) [utters any obscene words in or near a public place], 323 [voluntarily causing hurt] and 506(i) [criminal intimidation] of IPC.

Another lawyer, B. Ilayaraja faced action on the ground that he completed the law degree while working as a full time employee in Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC). According to the notification, he enrolled in the Bar in 2013 by suppressing the fact that he is still working as a full time employee in the TASMAC.

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