New Delhi (ILNS): Metropolitan Magistrate Ashwani Panwar has denied bail to Advocate Rakesh Kumar Awasthi, who had allegedly forged signatures of Home Minister Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on a recommendation letter for the purpose of appointment as Special Public Prosecutor.

The Magistrate said in his order: “Keeping in view the nature and gravity of the offences involved applicant/accused deserves no leniency on the ground that he is legal practitioner since 1991 as grave allegations of forging recommendation letters have been levelled against the applicant/accused. 

“The alleged forgery was done for the purpose of securing appointment as Special Public Prosecutor. Therefore, keeping in view the entire facts and circumstances of the present case bail application deserves to be dismissed. Accordingly, the present bail application stands dismissed,” said the Court. 

It was the case of the advocate that he has been falsely implicated in the case and he has good antecedent. He further submitted that he neither prepared or forged any of the documents to secure appointment as Special Public Prosecutor. 

Read order here;


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