Allahabad: A case of fraud has been
registered against an advocate of Allahabad High Court for
allegedly taking money from the family of a murder accused,
claiming that he share a good rapport with the judge concerned
and could help him expeditiously secure a bail, police said.
Acting on the complaint of the judge whose name the
lawyer was allegedly using, an FIR was lodged under Section
420 (Cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property) of
the IPC against advocate A K Dwivedi at the Cantt police
According to police, Dwivedi had allegedly taken Rs 2.70
lakh from Ghaziabad resident Jasveer Singh with the promise of
expeditiously securing a bail for his son-in-law Rajkumar, who
is in jail since 2008 in connection with a murder case.
Jasveer met Dwivedi when he visited Allahabad last year
to file a bail application after the Ghaziabad Sessions court
refused to enlarge Rajkumar.
In January this year, the lawyer allegedly took the money
from Jasveer. When nothing happened even after four months, he
telephoned Dwivedi on May 19, but the advocate refused to
return the amount following which Jasveer approached the judge
concerned with a written complaint, police said.
Efforts are on to trace the advocate, they added.