The Bar Council of Delhi has issued notice to Nirbhaya convict Pawan Kumar Gupta’s advocate Mr. AP Singh. This was done pursuance to the order passed by the Delhi High Court on 19th December last year, where the High Court asked the Delhi Bar Council to issue notice to Mr. AP Singh for filing of ‘forged’ documents to prove that Pawan Kumar Gupta was juvenile at the time of the crime he committed. Pawan is a convict of the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case. The notice is issued for 28th February and Mr. Singh is given two weeks time to respond to the notice.
Order Passed on December last year
Pawan Kumar Gupta pleaded that he was a juvenile at the time of the offence in December 2012. Advocate AP Singh was appearing on behalf of Pawan, he filed various documents as evidence to prove that Pawan was a juvenile which were all forged. The Court sent several communications to him for his appearance but he did not come and was more interested in playing “hide and seek”. As a result the Delhi High Court on 19th December 2019 dismissed Pawan’s plea and also imposed a cost of Rs 25000 on Mr. Singh and also asked the Delhi Bar Council to take appropriate actions against him for filing ‘forged’ documents.
- The Bar Council issued notice to advocate AP Singh.
- AP has two weeks to respond to the notice.
- The notice is issued for 28th
The Delhi Bar Council had a meeting on 18th January 2020 and decided to issue a notice to advocate AP Singh for 28th February. They asked Mr. Singh to respond to the notice within two weeks. The notice was issued pursuance to the order of the Delhi High Court passed on 19th December last year, which imposed a cost of Rs 25000 on him and also asked the Delhi Bar Council to take actions against him.
The order was passed as Mr. Singh was not appearing for the case he filed on behalf of Pawan Kumar Gupta one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya case. Mr. Singh is charged with filing of ‘forged’ documents by the Delhi High Court and hence the Court has asked the Bar Council to take necessary actions against him. It was pursuant to this order that the Delhi bar Council had a meeting on 18th i.e. yesterday and issued a notice to Mr. Singh.
The Bar Council stated that pursuant to the order passed by the Delhi High Court, it is unanimously decided by the Delhi Bar Council that a notice be issued to Mr. AP Singh for February 28th. It is also stated that he has to respond to the said notice within two weeks time.
Edited by J. Madonna Jephi
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