Mangalore, September 10: The anticipatory bail application filed by Advocate A C Jayaraj is rejected by the High Court .He is facing the charges of forging the signature and seal of the Judge on withdrawing the premature fixed deposits of several accident victims in motor vehicle accident cases.
On July 17th, a plaint was filed by K Prafulla, Chief Accounts Officer, at Mangalore North Police,
stating that Jayaraj and other advocates had forged the orders of the court to Kankanday’s Dena Bank asking them for premature release of fixed deposit money relating to petitioners who had been granted relief. Directions to file the plaint were issued by Principal District and Sessions Judge Uma M G.
After the manager of Dena Bank came to the court with the letters bearing the signature and seal of Principal District and Sessions Judge directing the bank to release the money, the hearing was initiated. During hearing, the Judge noticed that the signatures and seals of Judges B V Prakash and Chaudpurkar were forged. It was also found that no letters were sent by the judges to release the money.
Surprisingly, the letters which were presented by the advocates went missing which were kept in the court’s custody.