under POCSO Act Two gets 20 years jail

The Haryana Police have secured the conviction of two persons, who were accused of kidnapping & raping a minor girl in Charkhi Dadri.

After holding them guilty, 20 years imprisonment had been awarded to them by the Court of Additional District & Session Judge, Charki Dadri with a fine of Rs 17,000 each.

According to a spokesman of the Police Department, A complaint was received against accused Akshay alias Ravi & Shiv Kumar, regarding kidnapping & raping a minor girl on Feb 16, 2017
Immediately after getting the complaint, Police had registered the case after recording the victim’s statement under section 451, 365 & 376 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) & 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. After the arrest of both accused, the police completed the investigation within 15 days & filed charge sheet in the court on March 4, 2017.
The Court after going through all the evidences, convicted both the accused after holding them guilty under various sections of IPC & POCSO Act & sentenced 20 years imprisonment with fine of Rs 10000 under section 376 of IPC, seven years imprisonment with fine of Rs1000 under section 365 of IPC, two years imprisonment with fine of Rs 1000 under section 451 of IPC & 10 years imprisonment with fine of Rs 5000 under section 4 of POCSO Act.

In case of non-payment of the fine, the convicts would have to undergo one-month additional imprisonment.

Murthal: Haryana Police add gangrape to FIR

rapeAfter rejecting reports of gangrapes at Murthal during the Jat stir for reservation, the Haryana Police has told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the section on gangrape had been added to the FIR in the case.

The move comes after the police received two anonymous letters from women stating that they had been sexually assaulted.

The police told the court yesterday that the first letter was forwarded by the Faridabad Commissioner of Police to the Superintendent of Police, Sonipat, on March 1 who, in turn, sent it to the Special Group of Officers on March 2.

The second letter, from a non-resident Indian woman, was forwarded to the police by a local news channel.

“Since the content of both communications reveals the commission of offence under Section 376D of the Indian Penal Code, the relevant Section has been added and further investigation will be conducted on these communications to verify the content,” said the Haryana Police affidavit to the court yesterday.

The first letter, posted from Mathura Road, Faridabad, states that the victim, a student, was returning home with her father from the college hostel when she was allegedly gangraped.

The police told the court that the Deputy Commissioners of districts falling on the National Highway-1, including Sonipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamuna Nagar and Ambala, had been requested to provide the list of colleges/technical institutes with girls’ hostels so that they could identify the victim.

The letter from the NRI, forwarded to the police by the news channel, had gone viral on a social networking website.

The Cyber Cell, Sonipat, has been directed to contact the news channel and find out the source of the letter. The victim, in her letter, said she had reached the New Delhi airport from Australia on February 21 and was travelling on National Highway-1 near Murthal where she was allegedly gangraped.

The complainant has mentioned the names of her relatives who had arrived with her. The police have made a request to Foreigner Regional Registration Officer, Delhi, seeking help in identifying the victim.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had taken suo motu notice of media reports that some women travelling on the Delhi-Ambala Highway were allegedly gangraped by rioters during the Jat agitation.

Initially, the Haryana government had told the court that no incidents of rape or molestation had taken place, but a first information report was filed on March 30 based on a complaint filed by a Delhi resident.

( Source – PTI )

Inter-caste marriage : SC orders to protect newly-wed

Inter-caste marriage : SC orders to protect newly-wed
Inter-caste marriage : SC orders to protect newly-wed

The Supreme Court today asked the Haryana police to provide security to a newly-wed couple against whom a ‘khap panchayat’ in Faridabad has issued diktat for having an inter-caste marriage.

A vacation bench of justices Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy also asked Haryana Police and its Delhi counterpart to file response within four weeks to the petition filed by the couple.

Ashish, working in the nephrology department of AIIMS and his wife Bharti, who claims to be a major, had moved the apex court seeking protection from their kin, apprehending threat to their lives for having an inter-caste marriage.

The petition, filed through lawyer Sugriv Dubey, said that the girl was an adult and had solemnised marriage with Ashish, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, in an Arya Samaj temple as per Hindu rites against the wishes of her family.

The girl, hailing from Haryana, was residing “happily with her husband in Faridabad”, the plea said and claimed that her parents, on the directions of a ‘khap panchayat’, were trying kill her and her husband.

Khap panchayats, prevalent in northern India, are village councils generally dominated by members of a single clan or caste.

The couple has claimed they had approached the police in Faridabad seeking protection, but did not get any support.

“The petitioner had intimated the SHO, Faridabad that they will be murdered as a khap of Haryana has decided to get them eliminated, but the police have not taken any step,” the plea alleged.

Not averse to ordering CBI probe in Haryana univ rape case: SC

Not averse to ordering CBI probe in Haryana univ rape case: SC
Not averse to ordering CBI probe in Haryana univ rape case: SC

The Supreme Court today said it was not averse to ordering a CBI probe into the alleged rape of an MBA student of a private university in Haryana but wanted to see the progress made by state police in the probe before taking a decision.

“We are not against the CBI investigation. But, we want to the know their (police) version. We want to know the progress made by police. If necessary, we will certainly transfer it (to CBI),” a vacation bench of justices Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy said.

The bench asked Haryana police, represented by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) P S Patwalia, to file a fresh status report within 15 days giving details of investigation carried so far and fixed the plea of the alleged victim for hearing in July.

At the outset, senior advocate Indira Jaising, appearing for the girl, alleged that the probe has not moved “even an inch” and moreover, the police has not invoked the provisions of the Information Technology Act.

“The nude pictures of the victim were taken and were shared on WhatsApp. It is a cyber crime,” she said, alleging that initially, the accused were allowed to leave police station with their mobile phones.

When the ASG said the victim was not coming forward to record a supplementary statement before the judicial magistrate, the bench asked Jaising to ask her client to cooperate with the police and said it will decide the issue of CBI probe only after perusing the status report from the state police.

The ASG also said a Special Investigating Team (SIT) has been constituted and the state police has taken the probe with all seriousness.

He further said the police had sent notices to the girl asking her to record the supplementary statement, but so far, she has not come forward to record it.

2 accused in twin murder remanded in police custody

Amit has remanded by the local court, who is one of the three involved in murder of two Dalits in Rohtak’s Madina village, to six days of police custody. While the Special Investigation Team had arrested Amit from Jind on Monday, the two other accused — Mandip and Bhumi — are still absconding.

The Haryana Police had booked 18 people, mostly Jats, for killing Sudhir (10) and his cousin Vikram (22) last Saturday. The shootout was allegedly the result of an old enmity between Jat and Dalit families living in the village. Both had been accusing each other of harassing women and girls by passing lewd remarks.

During preliminary interrogation, Amit had confessed to having shot dead Sudhir and Vikram while another youth, Sandeep, sustained a bullet injury. The accused had purchased country made weapons from Uttar Pradesh and used the same to shoot the victims, who were working in the fields, said police sources.

Around eight teams have been constituted under the SIT to investigate the case.