The Himangshu Kumar Ray Vs State of West Bengal case at the Calcutta High Court raises questions about the police and GST Department’s authority to issue notices to advocates.
➡️ The case highlights the importance of protecting client-advocate privilege under Sections 126 and 129 of the Evidence Act.
➡️ Authorities mistakenly issued notices to advocates, misinterpreting the court’s original order, which the court deemed “wholly illegal.”
➡️ The court provided guidelines for proper investigation procedures, emphasizing the need for thorough assessment before taking legal action.
➡️ Ultimately, the case underscores the significance of respecting legal boundaries and upholding the privacy and rights of both advocates and their clients.
[MAT/1054/2023 – IA NO. CAN/1/2023, CAN/2/2023]