A man accused of attempting to murder his wife tried to avoid arrest by giving forged orders from the high court to police.
Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) P Narayanan has written to the High Court Registrar General requesting that appropriate action be taken in the situation, as a person claiming to be the accused’s lawyer has presented the fake order to the police.
The 37-year-old man was arrested by Karaman police in Thiruvananthpuram for attempting to murder his 35-year-old wife.
The accused had filed an anticipatory bail at the court on January 21st, and Justice Gopinath asked the public prosecutor to get instructions and listed the plea for hearing on February 2. In the meantime, the court has not issued an order protecting the accused.
When he was arrested on February 12, the advocate approached the station house officer and told him that there was an interim order by the court not to take violent action against the accused.
The counsel also forwarded via WhatsApp a screenshot of the case status from the high court’s website, showing the status as “Order. PP to get instructions.” posted on 02/22/22No coercive steps until then. ” Following this, the accused was released by police.
Then the SHO verified the status of the case on the court website and noticed no protection had been granted by the court and the part about prohibition was modified in the WhatsApp screenshot. Then the arrest order will be granted by the court.
Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) P Narayanan has also said that there was some malpractice happening in this case and that the given order was forged by the advocate.
Under the circumstances, it is requested that appropriate action may be taken in the matter,” APP Narayanan said in his letter.