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The Bar Association of Uttar Pradesh has decided to revoke the licenses of 30 lawyers involved in filing false claims before the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal.

Santosh Kumara

Lucknow,UPDATED: 24 Oct 2022 13:20 IST

UP Bar Association cancels licenses of 30 lawyers in claims fraud

Most cases were reported from Meerut, Bareilly and Shahjahanpur.

By Santosh Kumar: Following the Supreme Court ruling, the Bar Association of Uttar Pradesh has decided to terminate the licenses of 30 lawyers involved in filing false claims under the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal.

The decision was taken on the basis of the report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the police. In addition to the lawyers, some police officers were also involved in the fraud and an investigation has been launched.

Most cases were reported from Meerut, Bareilly and Shahjahanpur.

The lawyers caused a loss of several crores to insurance companies by filing false claims under the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal and Workmen Compensation Act according to an Oct. 7, 2015 order given by the Supreme Court of Allahabad.

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