Court slaps fine of Rs.50,000 on Delhi lawyer

April 7th, 2008 - 11:21 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Delhi High court Monday slapped a fine of Rs.50,000 on a lawyer practicing in the capital for raising petty issues and claiming an undue compensation. Justice S.N. Aggarwal imposed the fine on advocate B. Raghunandan after he claimed a compensation of Rs.10 million from a telephone booth owner.

Raghunandan approached the court after a quarrel with the booth owner over a phone call and alleged that the owner slapped and humiliated him in public.

In his petition, the lawyer termed himself as a “whistle blower” and a representative of an educated society.

However, dismissing his contention, the court termed him as a “black mailer” and imposed the fine on him.

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