CHENNAI: Madras High Court has refused anticipatory bail to an advocate, who apprehended arrest in a property forgery case.
“An advocate has an arduous duty to fight for the cause of his clients and he deserves to be protected at all costs to save democracy. If he crosses the Lakshman Rekha and indulges in wrong doings, identifying himself with the client, the courts cannot show any leniency,” vacation Judge PN Prakash said on Wednesday.
The judge was dismissing an application from Udhayakumar, seeking advance bail. The judge, however, granted the relief to his wife, as she happened to be a woman.
“This is not an ordinary case of criminal trespass and assault. But, appears to be a thorough homework to have been done by legal brains.
The legal system has been illegally maneuvered to give legitimacy for usurping the property of Dr Mohan Gandhi, situated in Pammal,” the Judge said.
Police, acting on a direction from the court on a petition by the doctor, arrested three persons and included some 21 identified and 30 unidentified persons as accused in the case. All the accused, including advocate Jayakumar, approached the court for bail.