Police booked six practising lawyers,on Thursday,for misusing the High Court emblem on their company website. The accused have been identified as Sector 21 resident I D Singla,his son Vivek Singla,Naya Gaon resident Sushil Kumar Saini,Mohali resident A S Sidhu,Shimla resident Manoj Thakur and Jammu resident Aseem Sahni. Manoj and Aseem are practising lawyers in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu while the rest are practising in Chandigarh.
The accused were booked under the Emblems And Names (Prevention Of Improper Use) Act,under various Sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). A case in this regard has been registered at the Sector 19 police station on the complaint of Sector 21 resident Sidhartha Sanwaria,who had visited their website while browsing the internet.
According to police,Sanwaria lodged a complaint against the accused on September 6. After investigation into the matter,police registered a case against the accused on Wednesday. Further investigation into the case has been handed over to the Cyber Cell of the Chandigarh Police.
According to the complainant,the accused were claiming to be standing counsel of the Punjab and Haryana Court on their law firm website IDVJURAL and had published the emblem of the High Court on their website. The accused allegedly destroyed evidence against them by removing the emblem.
Police have booked the accused for criminal conspiracy,cheating,destroying of evidence and various other sections of the IT Act.