i am advocate of a financial concern in delhi. my client filed S.138 cases against some defaulters and now when defaulter called me on phone I suggested them to pay some money and I will let them settle the case or many other things i can't remember, but may be some out of the way things as to pressurise them. Now someone told me that they have recorded the conversation and use it in court saying that i have asked them to pay bribe/commission.
My first query is what is the authenticity of a recorded conversation if done by an unauthorised individual other than law enforcing agency.is it breach of my right to privacy if they produce it in court as recording is without my permission/knowledge.
second - how will they prove the timings /date etc. of conversation as may be the recording was of previous date .
Now I am in a dilemma that being an advocate whether it comes under prvileged communication or may be used against me as I am related to that financial concern as legal retainer.
Please provide some judgement also if possible.
thanx in advance to spare time for me.