HC bribe allegations: Police record statements of film producer, advocates 

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Kochi: The Kochi police are continuing to record statements in connection with a bribe case where a High Court advocate allegedly took bribe from a client in the name of paying a judge.

The police have reportedly recorded statements from certain advocates in order to gather further details regarding the complaint.

The preliminary investigation report will be submitted to the state police chief by Tuesday, said K Sethuraman, city police commissioner.

As per the allegation, the accused had taken a bribe of Rs 25 lakh from a film producer, who is an accused in a rape case, under the pretext of paying the judge.

So far, the police have recorded the statements of the producer and certain advocates within the past two days. The advocate’s statement will be recorded later.

Earlier, the high court vigilance registrar had conducted a preliminary investigation against the advocate following the direction of the chief justice.

The probe found the advocate prima facie guilty. Following this, a full court decided to leave the matter to the police.

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