The Madras High Court has initiated suo motu contempt proceedings against an advocate who mislead the police via a letter stating a forged Court’s order.
In the present case, the High Court had passed an order on December 3 in favour of the respondents to approach the Commissioner of Police, Chennai to start the eviction process. The Commissioner allotted a team of officials to evict the unauthorized occupants and accordingly they also started the eviction process.
An advocate P. Bagyalakshmi misled the inspector of police via a letter stating that the order passed by the High Court on December 3 has been revoked by the Court on December 4 and the order can’t be enforced by the Commissioner of Police, Chennai. It was also falsely stated in the letter that the order of eviction of the respondents was also stayed and since there are no further orders stay on the eviction is granted.
Justice P. Velmurugan ordered to initiate contempt proceedings against the advocate while stating it a total abuse of process of Court and also directed the registry to place the matter before Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi for getting appropriate orders in this regard.Contempt-of-Court-Madras-HC