The photograph of the advocates-on-record and that of the advocate, who attests the vakalat, shall form part of the vakalat and the registry shall scan the vakalat so filed. The vakalat shall contain the address together with the e-mail address and cell number. Expressing concern over proliferation of fake advocates, he suggested that the Bar Council of India could amend the All India Bar Council Examination Rules of 2010, and if required, the Advocates Act of 1961 too to allow enrolment and practise of newly enrolled advocates only after passing of the Bar Council exams. The orders were passed after finding that a family facing a dowry harassment case had filed two different anticipatory bail applications through different lawyers at the same time in its desperation to obtain favourable orders. Disapproving of such practice, the judge cancelled the advance bail granted to it in its second petition.
Source: The Hindu November 14, 2017 19:18 UTC