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Delhi Bar Council Temporarily Suspends Lawyer's License For Allegedly Submitting Fake Covid-19 Report For Seeking Financial Help

Nupur Thapliyal
9 July 2021 2:46 PM GMT
Delhi Bar Council Temporarily Suspends Lawyers License For Allegedly Submitting Fake Covid-19 Report For Seeking Financial Help
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The Bar Council of Delhi has temporarily suspended an Advocate's license who had allegedly submitted a fake Covid-19 report for seeking financial help. The Council observed that it amounts to misconduct, forgery and cheating.Stating that the Laboratory had confirmed that no such Covid-19 report was issued by them, the Bar Council of Delhi suspended the license of the lawyer."It is apparent...

The Bar Council of Delhi has temporarily suspended an Advocate's license who had allegedly submitted a fake Covid-19 report for seeking financial help. The Council observed that it amounts to misconduct, forgery and cheating.

Stating that the Laboratory had confirmed that no such Covid-19 report was issued by them, the Bar Council of Delhi suspended the license of the lawyer.

"It is apparent that Covid report submitted by you is fake and claiming financial help on the basis of fake report not only amounts to misconduct but also forgery and cheating," the resolution of the Delhi Bar Council reads.

"Your Covid positive report was referred for verification to the concerned Lab and it has been confirmed by the said Lab that no such report has been issued by them in your name," it said further.

In view of the aforesaid, the Chairman of the Delhi Bar Council has ordered for constitution of a Special Disciplinary Committee comprising of 3 members to "immediately investigate the issue to save the dignity and credibility of the institution."

"Sh. Ramesh Gupta, Hon'ble Chairman, while considering the gravity of the issue and to uphold the dignity and honor of the legal fraternity, exercised his special powers conferred under Rule 43 of the of India Rules and Section 6 (1) (d) of the Advocates Act, 1961, referred the issue to the Special Disciplinary Committee, and as an interim measure, considered it necessary and appropriate to suspend your licence to practice until the finding and conclusion by the Disciplinary Committee," the resolution read.

In a related news, the Delhi Bar Council had earlier temporarily suspended license of Advocate Iqbal Malik for allegedly using his chambers premises for the purpose of performing conversion of religion and Nikaah marriages.


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