Alappuzha: The police in Tamil Nadu issued a circular for Sessy Xavier who, without the required qualifications, evaded arrest in a case registered as a lawyer.
The announcement, published in Chennai newspapers, urged the public to provide information about the elusive 27-year-old woman to the Alappuzha North Police or the Alappuzha Deputy Commissioner or the district police chief.
Sessy’s photo and police officers’ phone numbers were included in the notice.
Sessy also failed to appear before the police weeks after the Supreme Court denied her early bail request. Despite reaching the Alappuzha District Court earlier, the woman fled after learning that unbound charges had been brought against her. She later went to the High Court.
Alappuzha North Police registered the case against Sessy following a complaint from the Alappuzha Bar Association. The complaint alleged that the woman used someone else’s credentials to enroll as a lawyer with the bar and become a lawyers commission.
It was later revealed that Sessy had used the registration number of a lawyer based in Thiruvananthapuram to commit the alleged fraud.
Sessy was exposed after the Bar Association received an anonymous letter stating she had submitted fake certificates. The association, which opened an investigation based on the letter, found that it had used the Thiruvananthapuram attorney’s credentials. It was also found to be registered with the Kerala Bar Council.
The woman went into hiding after the bar association asked her to provide her legal credentials.