Courts should be circumspect while taking cognizance of private complaints against Notaries Public: Kerala High Court

The Court was hearing a plea filed by a Notary to quash a charge sheet against her. The Notary was accused of aiding a person to legitimise a forged Power of Attorney deed.
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The Kerala High Court has reiterated that no court shall take cognisance of any offence committed by a notary public in the exercise of his functions except on a written complaint by an officer authorised by the Central Government or a State Government. (VP Jyolsana v. State of Kerala)

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