It is my duty as a human being to support what I feel is morally right, says model’s ex-lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee

Mumbai : The Maharashtra State Commission for Women on Wednesday wrote to the Bar Council of Maharashtra to initiate strict action against advocate Rizwan Siddiquee for releasing to the public sensitive information to the media that was exchanged between him and his client.

Siddiquee’s actions, according to the Women’s Commission, amounts to professional misconduct under section 126 of the Evidence Act. Siddiquee is the model complainant’s first lawyer in the Deputy Inspector General Sunil Paraskar molestation and rape case.

The letter says that since Siddiquee released CCTV footage of conversations between him and the complainant, that is his client, his sanad (enrolment license).

The letter addressed to the Chairman of the Council Advocate Asif Qureshi and signed by the Chairperson of Women’s Commission, Susieben Shah, also says that the leak of the CCTV footage was made only in order to malign the image of the complainant.

Advocate Chitra Salunke, who is representing the complainant, too said that it was wrong of Siddiquee to have shared the information.

Meanwhile, Siddiquee said, “I will give a befitting reply once I receive a copy of the letter. I am not deterred by such actions. It is my duty as a human being to support what I feel is morally right.”

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