The false statements were made by the APP in a petition filed with the court for taking further action on the matter.The Govt. department which the APP claimed had taken action against the said persons replied that they had not taken any such action. Also the court in which the petition was filed too replied that no such information/letter was received from the Govt. department in respect of what was stated by the APP.
the petition was filed by the APP as part of judicial proceedings. though oath is not involved, is a judicial officer who is the representative of the State not liable for making false statements in the petition? the APP being the representative of State can plead with the court to take action against the persons as per Law. but he cannot misrepresent [i say commit fraud, as the statements are made deliberately and knowing that the Govt, dept, had not taken any such action as claimed in the petition] to the court and seek court's interference/further action from the court. the same can be sought of the court even without such misrepresentation/fraud.
is the APP not liable for such misrepresentation/fraud. Contempt of court for misleading and misrepresenting to court is not possible as the limitation period is only one year for contempt. is he not liable for perjury? though it is not made on oath, the petition forms part of judicial proceedings.