The lawyer that never was? Calcutta High Court calls for CID probe, Bar Council report on advocate with fake address, phone number

The Court was informed that the advocate representing the petitioner appeared to have no existence at his address, and that none of the residents in the area knew or had heard of him.

On finding that a lawyer through whom a writ petition was filed did not exist at his address given on record, the Calcutta High Court directed the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) to investigate the matter [Vishwanath Pradhan v. State of West Bengal].

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