Do Mental Checkup of the Lawyer, who sent Birthday Message to a Judge: MP HC

On 26th March 2021, the Madhya Pradesh High Court directed for mental checkup of a lawyer, who allegedly sent objectionable Birthday Message on official mail ID of Judge and circulated it on Social Media.

Justice Rohit Arya of MP High Court observed:

During the course of hearing, it has transpired that prima facie the applicant is though styled as a married person with four children aged about 37 years but is alleged to have indulged in highly objectionable unethical activity unbecoming of an advocate while causing embarrassment to a lady judge through WhatsApp and on social media portals.

It appears expedient to direct for his mental checkup through a qualified Doctor or a psychiatrist and submit report before this Court.

Background

A Lawyer practicing at District Court of Ratlam (M.P.) allegedly sent birthday greetings to a Lady Judge in the midnight on her official mail id.

It was submitted before the Court that the Lawyer was harassing the lady Judge on various occasions and tried to establish contact with her with useless and intimate conversation.

Some media reports reported that the Lawyer took a photo of a lady Judge from her Facebook account and then forged a card and circulated it on Social Media with his mobile number and photo on it.

Subsequently on complaint of the Lady Judge the Police lodged an FIR under Section 20, 464 468, 469 of the Indian Penel Code, 1860 and under section 67 and 41 of the Information Technology Act, 2000

After rejection of bail plea from lower court, the family of lawyer has approached the High Court.

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