The Bar Council of Delhi Saturday issued notice to the counsel for one of the four death row convicts in the December 16, 2012, gangrape-murder case, after the Delhi High Court asked it to take action against the lawyer for filing a “forged” affidavit in the court and not appearing before it.
“After perusing the High Court order, it is unanimously decided to issue notice to A P Singh, advocate, for 28.02.2020. He is directed to file his reply within two weeks from the date of receipt,” the order released by the Council, headed by chairman K C Mittal, on Saturday read.
On December 19, the HC dismissed a plea by convict Pawan Gupta, who claimed he was a juvenile at the time of the offence. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on Pawan’s counsel, A P Singh, for not appearing in court despite several communications. He also asked the Council to act against Singh for filing a forged affidavit regarding the convict’s age and observed “he filed the documents to delay the process without applying his mind”.
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