Engineer became Lawyer to fight his own case, convicted

Engineer became Lawyer to fight his own case, convicted
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Shivaprasad Sajjan, an engineer who quit his job to become a criminal lawyer to defend his own case in court has been found guilty and sentenced to two years in jail for sending obscene e-mails to a woman and circulating her photographs.

This is the first case of conviction in a cyber-crime case in Karnataka, ten years after the woman filed a complaint. Though he tried defending himself but was unable to prevent his conviction by a Bengaluru court.

He was arrested in 2008 after the woman filed a complaint. But later he was released on bail, he quit his engineering job and enrolled in a graduate course in law.

The woman complained that a person known to her sent “her obscene and derogatory emails with obscene photographs (of her) to various people from a cybercafe”.

He used all possible legal loopholes to drag the case, cyber police said. He has been sentenced for two-year jail and will have to pay a fine of Rs. 25,000.