Youth gets 10-year imprisonment for raping minor in Haryana.

A youth was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a local court in Hisar on Thursday for raping an 11-year-old girl in January last year. Additional District and Sessions Judge Narender Sharma also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on 25-year-old Azad Ali.

The judge pronounced that in case of default in payment of the fine, Ali would have to undergo a further imprisonment of six months. Ali was a neighbour of the victim and had lured the school-going girl to his house on the pretext of helping her complete her homework on January 9, 2014.

He took the girl to his house in Mill Gate area here and raped her. The girl alleged that Ali threatened her of dire consequences if she revealed the matter to anyone.

The parents of the victim were not at home when the incident took place. The girl narrated the incident to her mother next morning, following which they approached the police.

After the victim’s medical examination in Civil Hospital in Hisar, the city police had registered a case under Section 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against Ali.


Asaram doesn’t need any surgery

Self-styled ‘godman’ Asaram, who is in jail since his arrest in August, 2013 in a rape case, does not need any surgery and his aliments can be managed through medicines, a report submitted by a panel of AIIMS doctors to the Supreme Court said today.

A bench of justices T S Thakur and Adarsh Kumar Goel, referring to the findings of the panel, said, “The opinion of half-a-dozen doctors of AIIMS is that at present, any surgical intervention is not required. He can be treated in OPD. Now what remains?”

Senior advocate Salman Khurshid, appearing for Asaram, however, sought some time to go through the report.

The bench then fixed the matter on January 20 for hearing and asked its Registry to supply the copies of the report to the parties, including the accused.

It also asked the counsel for Asaram to ensure that the expenses incurred by the Rajasthan police in getting him examined at AIIMS here are paid.

Earlier, the jailed ‘godman’ was brought to Delhi by the Rajasthan police to undergo various tests at AIIMS to ascertain veracity of his claim that he was unwell and be granted bail on medical ground.

During the previous hearing, the bench had said that there was no medical urgency to grant bail to him and he cannot be given special treatment.

It had refused to pass any order on how 72-year-old Asaram is to be brought from Jodhpur jail to the national capital, saying that it is for the state government to decide on it.

The apex court had on October 15 directed AIIMS Director to set up a medical board to review medical reports and if required clinically examine Asaram to ascertain whether interim bail should be granted to him in the Jodhpur rape case.

Charges have been framed against Asaram for rape, criminal conspiracy and other offences by a Jodhpur court in connection with alleged sexual exploitation of a minor girl in his ashram in Jodhpur.

The District and Sessions Court had retained all the charges slapped by the police, except Section 26 of Juvenile Justice Act related to child labour against Asaram and his aides and co-accused Sanchita Gupta alias Shilpi and Sharad Chandra.

Charges have been framed under sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 354A (sexual harassment), 370(4) (trafficking), 376(2)f (rape on a woman when she is under twelve years of age), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509/34 and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) of IPC

Maid murder case: Court dismisses Jagriti’s bail plea

A today dismissed the interim bail plea of former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh, an accused in a case relating to of their maid.

Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Lokesh Kumar Sharma dismissed the bail application which had contended that she needed to undergo surgery for her ailment and that she has only one kidney.

“The bail plea is dismissed,” the judge said.

Dhananjay and Jagriti were arrested on November 5, last year in connection with the death of their 35-year-old maid Rakhi Bhadra, a resident of West Bengal.

While Dhananjay was granted interim bail on October 30, Jagriti is lodged in Tihar Jail under judicial custody.

The court had earlier issued fresh notice to Tihar Jail Superintendent to depute some person for production of entire medical record from AIIMS pertaining to Jagriti on November 5.

The court had issued the notice after perusing the affidavit filed by AIIMS Medical Superintendent that the entire record was sent to jail authorities under whose custody she was produced.

But the jail doctors had earlier denied the availability of any medical record in their office, the court had noted.

The court had fixed November 22 for hearing arguments on framing of charges.

She was earlier taken to AIIMS by the jail authorities for a check-up.

The police had chargesheeted Jagriti for various offences punishable under IPC, including sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 344 (illegal confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 201 (destruction of evidence).

Dhananjay was chargesheeted for various offences under IPC, including alleged destruction of evidence and abetting offences of murder and attempt to murder.

Bhadra’s body, with injury marks on her legs, chest and arms, was recovered from Dhananjay’s South Avenue residence here on the evening of November 4, last year.

Geetika suicide case: Kanda’s aide records statement

Gopal Kanda’s (Former Haryana minister) aide, who was being interrogated by the Delhi police in the ex-air hostess Geetika Sharma suicide case, recorded his statement before a court after he expressed his wish to be a witness in the case in New Delhi.
Kanda’s firm MDLR employee Chanshivroop recorded his statement before a magisterial court a day after he made a plea to it to depose as a witness in the case.

The Delhi Police had told Chanshivroop, an assistant manager in MDLR, was the person who had gone to Dubai where Geetika was working with Emirates Airlines and told its officials that she had secured a job with MDLR on the basis of fake and forged documents.

The prosecution had also alleged that he had sent fake e-mails to Geetika informing her about extradition proceedings against her in Dubai to pressurise her to join back MDLR.

Chanshivroop gave his statement under the provisions of section 164 of the CrPC for recording of confessions and statements a day after he was allowed by additional chief metropolitan magistrate DK Jangala to appear before a magisterial court for the same.

He had moved the court saying he wishes to depose as a witness in the case. The police had said it has no objections to him deposing as witness.

In its charge sheet filed against Kanda and co-accused Aruna Chaddha on October 6, police had said it will file a supplementary charge sheet as it is still ascertaining the role of Chanshivroop, who, it said, had sent the forged e-mail to Geetika about the alleged extradition proceedings against her in Dubai and also kept a tab on her in the gulf country.

Both Kanda and Chaddah have been accused of abetting the suicide of former air hostess Geetika Sharma.

Geetika was found dead on August 5 at her Ashok Vihar residence in North West Delhi. In her August 4 suicide note, the 23-year-old victim had said she was ending her life due to “harassment” by Kanda and Chaddah.

The Delhi police has chargesheeted the duo for allegedly committing offences under section 306 (abetment of suicide), 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation), 201 (destruction of evidence), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery with intention to cheat), 469 (forgery with intention to harm reputation) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine) of the Indian Penal Code.

They have also been booked under section 66 of the Information Technology Act which deals with hacking of computers.