Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: The Kozhikode First Class Judicial Magistrate's Court IV, on Monday, found a lawyer, P.D. Ravi, guilty of cheating and criminal intimidation of a person from Chevayur.

V.P. Suresh Babu, magistrate, found Ravi guilty under Section 420 (cheating) and 506 (1) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. The court released him on probation and directed him to pay a compensation of Rs. 12 lakh to the complainant. If he failed to pay compensation, he will have to undergo simple imprisonment for six months.

The prosecution said the petitioner Jovet Francics had paid Rs. 18 lakh to the lawyer for acquiring a company. However, the money was paid to a non-existent company.

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