Allahabad HC Initiates Contempt Proceedings Against Advocate For Misleading Court And Obtaining Favourable Orders In Favor Of Accused
The Allahabad High Court has issued a show cause notice to an Advocate accused of playing fraud with the Court by concealing the material fact of rejection of the bail by another Bench for obtaining favourable orders in favour of the accused.
The bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh directed thus "Sri Parmanand Gupta, Advocate, is therefore, issued show cause notice that why he should not be proceeded with for committing the contempt of this Court and his entry to the High Court be barred in order to protect the dignity and integrity of the High Court."
The Court has granted two weeks' time to file reply to the show cause notice.
In this case, the Court observed that the aforesaid Advocate without disclosing the fact that earlier the High Court had rejected the bail application of the accused, by misleading the Court, obtained the bail of the accused from another Bench.
The Court further noted that he had obtained several similar orders by concealing the material aspect of the matter that earlier another Bench of this Court had rejected the bail application of the accused persons.
"This is not the solitary case in which Sri Parmanand Gupta had grossly misconducted himself against the Bar Council Rules, professional ethics and unbecoming of the officer of the Court. Therefore, prima facie, he is guilty of playing fraud with the Court and interfering in the course of justice by misleading the Court by concealing the very material fact of rejection of the bail by another Bench for obtaining favourable orders in favour of the accused.", the Court observed.
Thus the Court issued a show cause notice to the Advocate.
The Court kept in abeyance the order whereby the Advocate had obtained bail in favor of the accused.
The matter has been posted to November 17, 2022.
Cause Title- State of U.P. v. Mohd. Rizwan @ Raziwan