“Didn’t Impersonate Himself As Lawyer”: Allahabad HC Stays Arrest Of Law Intern Who Stood In For His Senior Before Tribunal

The Allahabad High Court final week remained the capture of a law intern who stood in before a tribunal for his senior, beneath whom he was interning and looked for suspension in a case, and from there on, charged for the offense of cheating by personation.

 The Bench of Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya and Justice Saroj Yadav prima facie famous that the applicant (law assistant) over-zealously endeavoured to look for suspension in a case where one of the parties was being spoken to by the Advocate beneath whom the law student was interning.

 Submissions put forth

 At the start, the intern’s direct submitted that he may be a law understudy and has been interning with an Advocate who is practicing in Area Court, Rae Bareli and due to interest and as a portion of his preparing, the applicant had been attending the court proceedings.

 It was encourage submitted that within the arrange dated October 4, 2021, passed by the Directing Officer, Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal, it had been recorded that on being asked, the petitioner told the Presiding Officer that he is a law student and

not a practising lawyer.

Court’s order

 Having listened the entries of the intern’s guide, the Court famous that it didn’t show up to be a case where he mimicked himself as a legal counsellor as within the arrange dated October 4, 2021, passed by the Managing Officer, it was specified that the petitioner was present within the Tribunal within the gracious dress without revering the robes.

 Further, having respect to the by and large realities and circumstances of the case, the Court coordinated that till the following date of posting, the applicant -Abhay Kumar Gupta might not be captured compatible to the condemned F.I.R. enrolled against him beneath Sections 419, 420, 171 I.P.C., However, he has been coordinated to participate with the examination. The Court has moreover inquired the Respondents to record counter affidavit inside four weeks in the event that they so desire.

 Case title – Abhay Kumar Gupta v. State Of U.P.Thru Secy Domestic, Lucknow & Ors

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