Further probe on into arrest of man who impersonated as judge

 thehindu.com  10/12/2019 18:05:59 

A week after the arrest of a man, who had impersonated as a judge in a staged Lok Adalat, the district crime branch took the accused Chandran to his home in Mettupalayam in Coimbatore for further investigation.

The case pertained to a civil dispute over the rightful ownership of Salem-based industrialist Jeganathan. Jeganathans land in Adhiyamankottai here was found to have been transferred to Nagaraj, a former panchayat president way back in 2004-05.

To resolve the dispute, Nagaraj along with two other lawyers had staged a fake Lok Adalat, presided over by the accused Chandran as the judge. Chandran had passed the order in favour of Nagaraj. Jeganathan had contested this and moved the High Court, which found out the malpractice. The Madras High Court ordered the District Crime Branch to arrest the accused. Earlier, the two lawyers, Ravi, the former bar association president of Dharmapuri and a Coimbatore-based lawyer, were also arrested.

On Saturday, the District Crime Branch visited the house of Chandran in Mettupalayam for further investigation.

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