Filing false affidavit amounts to Perjury; Uttarakhand HC imposes 2 lakh costs on Advocate

Meera Emmanuel August 9 2018

The Uttarakhand High Court yesterday held that swearing on a false affidavit would amount to perjury. In this light, it imposed costs of Rs 2 lakh on a practising advocate for filing false affidavits in his efforts to have criminal proceedings initiated against him quashed.

Justice Lok Pal Singh passed the order, noting,

Now-a-days many a litigants are not afraid in making false statements on oath to mislead the Court and even to commit perjury . . .

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