Harassment: Indian-origin barrister lands in court

Bijlani was branded “evil” by Atul Sehgal as he described how she set out to “humiliate and destroy” him during a hearing. Bijlani had begun an appeal against a conviction for sending malicious and insulting emails and making abusive phone calls between June-August 2007.
The 43-year-old woman told a tribunal last October that the incidents happened “in a period of acute distress” after she plunged into depression as a result of her treatment at the legal chambers Four New Square.

“In fact, it was evil behaviour from her,” Sehgal, who had a four-month relationship with Bijlani in 2004, told the court.

Bijlani thought Sehgal had left her for one of his colleagues, Nicola Koenig, whom she believed incorrectly was a ‘German prostitute.
“She told me she wanted to destroy me and would say ‘watch while your life crumbles’. She was hell-bent on ruining my life because I was ignoring her and hanging around too much with Nicola Koenig,” Sehgal told the court.

In the race discrimination claim last year, she had claimed 33 million pound damages from her employers, alleging that she had suffered from racial discrimination.

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