Punjab & Haryana HC Refuses To Grant Bail To Woman Accused Of Habitually Filing Sexual Offence Cases Against Men
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to grant bail to a woman who has been accused of habitually filing sexual offence cases against young boys and their family members.
The bench of Justice Ashok Kumar Verma observed that "Keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case, gravity of the alleged offences and the fact that the petitioner is a habitual of filing cases against different persons but without commenting upon the merits of the case, I am of the considered view that the petitioner does not deserve the concession of regular bail."
In this case, the accused-woman had approached the High Court seeking grant of bail in case registered under Sections 120-B, 195-A, 34, 384, 389 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code.
As per the complainant, the accused-woman used to make repeated telephone calls to her son and threatened him by saying that she would involve him in a false rape case.
The counsel for accused-woman/petitioner submitted that the petitioner-woman has been falsely implicated in the present case. The Counsel for the petitioner said that the petitioner and son of complainant were close friends. It was further added that the son of the complainant took undue advantage of the friendship and had unnatural sex forcefully in pretext of making false promise to marry.
On the other hand, the Counsel for the State submitted that the petitioner is a habitual of filing complaints against the young boys and their family members.
It was alleged that the accused-woman has a pattern to falsely implicate boys and their family members in offences of rape, outraging the modesty etc. with a motive to blackmail them.
Advocate Syed Imtiyaz Ali appeared for the petitioner whereas Gaurav Bansal, Asstt. A.G., Haryana appeared for the respondent-State. Advocate Vipul Aggarwal appeared for the complainant.
The Court noted that as per the reply filed by the State, the petitioner has filed as many as 9 FIRs against different persons and out of which in 03 cases proceedings under Section 182 of the IPC have been initiated against the petitioner as the allegations of these FIRs were found to be false.
The Court also observed that the petitioner is running racket for extortion of money from the persons against whom the allegations have been made by her.
Keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case, gravity of the alleged offences, the Court dismissed the bail plea of the accused woman.
Cause Title- xxxx v. State of Haryana