Jeff Downer Like ABC’s Wide World of Sports I span the internet looking stories about bail and bonding. Things can be mighty different in other countries when it come the situations where bail is involved – such as the following tale from India.
Recently a court in India issued no bail warrants for the cast and crew of the movie Taur Mittran Di. It seems an attorney found the depiction of the Indian legal community in the film to be less than amusing and filed a complaint with a local court:
The counsel for complainant Harinder Singh Lali said “the lawyer fraternity was pained to see advocates being projected as laughing stock in the film”.
Furthermore, apparently there exist grounds under Indian law to pursue such a complaint:
He had prayed to take action against the erring actors u/s 499, 500 and 120B of the IPC for defaming the legal profession.
Oops. Good thing that lawyer never saw …And Justice for All.
Now I have been known to tell lawyer jokes, especially to my dad. My father was a judge for 22 years and not known for his sense of whimsy. Any lawyer joke telling on my part would usually just result in muttering about changing the will. I don’t believe he ever considered tossing me in jail and throwing away the key for having a little fun at his expense. Then again, I was his only son.
P.S. Still missing ya Dad.