Prashant Umrao's Lawyers In Tamil Nadu Protest Against Refusal To Permit Execution Of Bail Bond, FIR Registered Against Lawyers
Advocate Prashant Kumar Umrao who got relief from the Supreme Court with respect to multiple FIRs registered in Tamil Nadu, could not execute the bail bond in Tamil Nadu on time, due to alleged non-cooperation of the state officials.
According to his Lawyers in Tamil Nadu, the Tahsildars of Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli Districts refused to certify his sureties. He had to produce two sureties for an amount of Rupees One Lakh each and only Tahsildars can certify sureties for that amount.
The Lawyers alleged that the Tahsildars refused to certify sureties for three days under pressure from the ruling party. Hence the Advocates in Tirunelveli went on a Dharna in front of the Collector's office in Tirunelveli on April 12.
V. Ramasubbu, the Counsel for Prashant Kumar Umrao, told the media that Davidson Devasirvatham, IG Intelligence, Tamil Nadu is attempting to retain Prashant in Tamil Nadu under the guise of an investigation.
The revenue officials then agreed to issue the two surety certificates and Prashant could comply with the conditions imposed by the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court as well as the Apex Court. Prashant's mobile phone and related materials have already been submitted to the police for the purpose of investigation.
The Tamil Nadu Police has now registered an FIR in Tirunelveli against the Advocates for doing Dharna before Collector's office on April 12. The FIR has been registered against seven Advocates, including Advocate V. Ramasubbu. The FIR has been registered for offences under Sections 290 and 143 of the IPC.
The FIR has been registered on the basis of a complaint by one Backiyamani, a Village Administrative Officer.
The FIR says that while issuing the surety certificate to the sureties, the Tahsildar, Palayamkottai gave a surety certificate without the Tahsildar Office's Seal. Aggrieved by this, the accused assembled in front of the District Collector's Camp Office without prior permission and created a public nuisance to the general public as well as those who were inside the Camp Office of the District Collector.
Last week, the Supreme Court granted anticipatory bail to Prashant in the multiple FIRs registered against him in different parts of Tamil Nadu for allegedly spreading false information on Twitter about attacks against Bihari migrant workers in Tamil Nadu.