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IMPHAL: Manipur State police are probing into a case, seeking for an advocate who forged a court order to draw Rs.17 lakh from the pension account of former State legislator (Late), a representative of Mayang Imphal assembly constituency, who died more than a decade ago.
According to police, the advocate identified as Zia Ur Rahman is said to have allegedly withdraw Rs 17 lakh from the pension account.
During a family court session, Rahman acted as a counsel for Late Latif's four wives, claiming their right to the husband's property and pension but denies the allegation of withdrawing money from the account.
The family court ruled that the first three wives are legal wives.
On a complaint filed by the fourth wife Nahapishak Bibi, the State police made the other three wives Rashida Bibi, Leiphon Bibi and Tombi Bibi the accused in the alleged fraud.
Later police investigation showed that it was advocate Zia Ur Rahman who had taken undue advantage of the illiteracy of the three wives to forge the family court order.
"There are numerous cases of forgery to draw illegally pension and other benefits," a police officer said.
If prima facie a case is established, there will be demands to strike off Rahman's name from the membership list of the All Manipur Bar Association, said an advocate.
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