New Delhi: A practising lawyer at Karkardooma courts complex was arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly forging his LLB Marksheet.
A practising lawyer at Karkardooma courts complex was arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly forging his LLB mark sheet. Subsequently, the Coordination Committee of Delhi District Courts Bar Associations called for abstaining from work on Wednesday in protest against the arrest of advocate Sumit Sharma.
A case was registered at Anand Vihar police station on the complaint of one Jai Prakash Gupta under IPC sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document).
The complainant claimed that he had sought information under the RTI Act from Dr. BR Ambedkar University, Agra regarding the genuineness of Sharma’s LLB degree. The university purportedly replied that Sharma had passed only the first year of LLB in 2010 from Vrindavan Law College, Mathura. He was shown to have failed in the second-year (2012) and third-year (2013) examinations.
DCP ( Shahdara ) R Sathiya Sundaram said, “It was further alleged that Sharma submitted forged mark sheets of LLB II and III year and provisional certificate of the university to Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) to obtained the enrolment certificate dated July 28, 2014.”
A statement from the lawyers’ association mentioned that the law degree of the arrested advocate was verified as genuine. It also stated that BCD had written to DCP ( Shahdara ) and the station house officer of Anand Vihar police station on September 2 mentioning that the issue must be processed through the council.
“In an emergency consultation on the phone with the co-chairperson, spokesperson, and available members, it was decided that all district courts bar associations will abstain from work on Wednesday due to the arbitrary and illegal action of the SHO and the DCP by encroaching upon the jurisdiction of BCD,” mentioned the statement by the Coordination Committee of Delhi District Courts Bar Associations.
Police said, during the investigation, they sent a team to the university and the college and it was revealed that the letter written to the university was never received at their end and even the reply to BCD was not sent by them. It is now being probed who had written and fraudulently received the letter on behalf of the university.