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Officials said on Tuesday that on a written complaint submitted by a system officer (system officer) of Ratlam’s district court on February 8 against a lawyer under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of documents) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code Also, a case was registered at the station road station of the city under the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act.
Message sent late night on e-mail, download DP and forgery
The lawyer is accused of sending an ‘indecent congratulatory message’ late night on January 28 to her official email on the occasion of Ratlam’s female judge’s birthday, even though she does not even know the accused. According to officials, the lawyer is also alleged to have downloaded the display picture (DP) of the woman judge from her Facebook account and misused it to create greeting cards through forgery.
Greeting card sent from speed post
The officer said that after writing an allegedly indecent message on this greeting card, it was also sent through speed post to the lady judge while her court was running. Officials said the lawyer was arrested in the case on February 9 and his bail plea was rejected on 13 February by an Additional Sessions Judge of Ratlam. The prosecution had strongly objected to the petition, saying in the court that the lawyer had ‘sexually harassed’ the female judge and ‘disrespected her shame’.
Lawyer denied the allegations
On the other hand, the lawyer denied the allegations and said in Ratlam’s court that since he gives free legal advice to the poor. He is therefore a ‘victim of personal enmity’ of many lawyers.
According to officials, the lawyer facing the charges is currently lodged in a jail in Ratlam under judicial custody. A source related to the case said that a bail petition has been filed on behalf of the lawyer in the Indore bench of MP High Court. A hearing on this is likely on Wednesday.