Kerala Woman Practised Law
Kerala Woman Practised Law , On Friday, September 17, the Kerala High Court denied an anticipatory bail motion submitted by Sessy Xavier. who had managed to deceive the legal system as well as practice for two years as an advocate despite not having an LLB degree or membership in the state bar council. According to LiveLaw, by rejecting bail; Justice Shirts V urged the accused to surrender and assist with the current police investigation.
In a well-known law firm in Alappuzha. She had even done her internship with the same lawyer while claiming to be a law student before that. She then claimed to have registered with the bar council and sought membership in the Alappuzha Bar Association in 2019.
With No Proper Degree
However, in July, the Bar Association received an anonymous letter claiming that Sessy lacked the necessary degrees to practice law. The group then notified the district’s Chief Judge and filed a police complaint with the Alappuzha North police station. A Bar Association official previously informed TNM that Sessy had also generated a false bar council membership number; that belonged to another advocate in Thiruvananthapuram. The Bar Association of Thiruvananthapuram also filed a police complaint alleging that the Alappuzha council happened; to be abusing one of its enrollment numbers. The Alappuzha Bar Association also filed a police report; alleging that Sessy abused her position as Bar Librarian by removing books and documents from the library.
Sessy was prosecuted under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 417 (cheating) and 419 (cheating by impersonation); both of which are bailable offenses. Moreover She was then charged with non-bailable section 420 of the IPC (cheating and dishonestly inducing handover of property). She had previously sought to surrender before the court but fled after discovering. She had fled the scene of the crime but had applied to the court for anticipatory release on July 29.