HC directs prosecution to supply case property

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New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Police to supply the trial court the three hard disks seized from a lawyer, who has been in judicial custody for the last three years for cheating his client to the tune of Rs 2 crore, essential for proving his fraud.

Justice S Ravinder Bhatt on Thgursday directed the prosecuting agency (police) to produce before the trial court the hard disks which were seized by them during investigation and formed a part of the list of documents, as the petitioner had a right to have a fair trial.

The court also directed the prosecution to withdraw the civil writ petition filed by them as no orders were procured from the Delhi government before filing the complaint and thus the writ was not maintainable.

Petitioner Guninder Kaur Gill, who is a victim of her own lawyer, had approached the court to seek directions to the prosecuting agency to supply all the hard disks of the accused to the trial court for evidence as there was sufficient data stored in it which was enough to prove his crime.

The petitioner, who was terminated from services from the Deutsche Bank at Singapore, had filed a petition stating that her termination was illegal and claimed Rs 2 crore as compensation from the bank.

She sent her counsel, B N Singhvi, to Germany to contest her case but the lawyer instead entered into an illegal contract with the bank and misappropriated all the amount recieved from the bank.

She filed a criminal complaint against Singhvi with the Crime Branch Economic Offence Wing here.

She had stated that Singhvi engaged a German lawyer to pursue her case and successfully compelled the bank to pay her dues.

Thereafter, he misappropriated the entire amount.

The lawyer is in the jail for the last three years on charges of cheating and misapprpriation.

Ms Gill contended in her petition that the evidence of bungling the money was available in the seized hard disks which have been cited as relied upon documents.

The court has directed the prosecuting agency to supply the hard disks, along with the transcripts, to the Patiala House court, where the trial against the lawyer is going on.

UNI

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