The Delhi police chargesheeted a Delhi High Court lawyer for filing false civil suits using scanned copies of affidavits and signatures of his clerical staff and juniors. The lawyer has been filing these cases in the Delhi High Court and trial court since 2005.
Sharad Kumar (44), a lawyer practising in the Delhi High Court fabricated civil cases by creating a fictitious man, Vishesh Jain, in 2005. Kumar, in collusion with R.K. Nanda and Promila Nanda, directors of Durga Builder, filed phoney cases. According to the chargesheet, Arun Mehra, who had bought shares in Durga Builder in 2004, was denied his access to company stake, as these false cases were filed against him.
Mehra’s counsel Vijay Aggarwal contended in court that Kumar invented false compromises outside the court, as these suits were advantageous to Nanda in several litigations. “Kumar filed false affidavit of his junior advocates in the high court. He even created scanned impression of notaries to get affidavits attested,” he said.
The police have recorded statements of 12 people including eight lawyers, whose signatures were forged to file these cases. “He used Jain and other lawyers as scapegoats to file these litigations. He digitally morphed their signatures,” said a senior police officer in the Crime Branch.
Aggarwal said that Kumar and Nanda played with civil suits, as they wanted to show that Mehra has approached the Company Law Board with tainted hands. “Police should immediately arrest Kumar and Nanda, as they committed a crime,” said Aggarwal.