Analysis of Supreme Court Judgment in Sasikala Pushpa & Ors. vs. State of Tamil Nadu

A Vakalatnama is only a document which authorizes an advocate to appear on behalf of the party and by and large, it has no bearing on the merits of the case.

The Honourable Court held that there is no prima facie evidence to show that the appellants had intended to cause damage or injury or any other acts. Since the disputed version in the vakalatnama appears to be an inadvertent mistake with no intention to make misrepresentation, in our view, the direction of the High Court to lodge a criminal complaint against the appellants cannot be sustained and the same is liable to be set aside.

Judgement link : https://www.sci.gov.in/supremecourt/2016/31293/31293_2016_Judgement_07-May-2019.pdf