A woman at a court hall in Coimbatore on Wednesday accused her husbandâ€™s advocate of taking Rs. 50,000, claiming it was meant for the judicial officer hearing the bail plea of her husband.
The woman, Tasleem Banu, said that the Peelamedu police had arrested her husband Riyaz for allegedly carrying out immoral activities in his massage parlour.
Banu hired a lawyer Edwin Jayakumar to get bail for her husband, reported The Times of India.
On Wednesday, the advocate first took Rs. 25,000 from her claiming that the judge had asked for the money. Later, he again took Rs. 25,000 saying that the judicial officer will dismiss the bail plea if the money is not paid. Agitated by this, she entered the court hall and told the judge that the lawyer had taken Rs. 50,000 from her, reported TOI.
The magistrate asked the head clerk to file a police complaint against the lawyer.
Later, Race Course police detained Edwin and carried out an enquiry. An FIR was filed against the lawyer under Section 420 (cheating) of IPC.