Attributing Fraud wrongly to CA brings immense disrepute to profession, tarnishes image, ICAI writes to Editor of Navbharat Times [Read Letter]

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has written a letter to the Executive Editor of Navbharat Times while pointing out the news article namely LIC Agent ke khate se Rs. 16 lac nikale gaye, CA giraftaar (CA arrested for duping LIC Agent) stating that attributing fraud wrongly to Chartered Accountant brings immense disrepute to the profession, tarnished its image.

The news item stated that one Ashish Tayal, a resident of Palwal was arrested for allegedly duping an LIC agent. It was further stated that the accused Ashish Tayal is a Chartered Accountant.

The ICAI clarified that the said Ashish Tayal is not a Chartered Accountant and it has been wrongly reported that he is a Chartered Accountant in the said news item. By attributing such a fraud wrongly to a Chartered Accountant you have brought immense disrepute to the profession of Chartered Accountancy and tarnished their image in the eyes of the public.

The Institute while writing to the Navbharat Times added, “you advised to publish a clarification prominently in your columns stating that the accused is not a Chartered Accountant and also express regret for the error In future, you may please verify and confirm with us whether the accused is a Chartered Accountant or not before publishing such stories. Such unverified news brings huge disrepute to the noble profession of Chartered Accountant and tarnishes their image in the society.”

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