Calcutta High Court cracks down on impersonation, forgery, fraud by advocates; directs police to probe matter

A clerk revealed to the High Court that two lawyers had paid him to file writ petitions through fake powers of attorney, and threatened him of dire consequences if he revealed the same.

The Calcutta High Court recently directed the State police to investigate the issue of petitions being filed by persons committing fraud by impersonating themselves as advocates [Vishwanath Pradhan v. State of West Bengal].

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