Stalking and Assaulting Woman: Mumbai Court Concludes Trial Within 17 Days, Awards 3-year Jail Term To Accused
A Court in Mumbai on Tuesday concluded a trial in just over two weeks after registering the FIR. The 53-year-old accused was sentenced to three years imprisonment for stalking and assaulting a woman with intent to outrage her modesty.
The complaint was registered by the victim at the Lokmanya Tilak Marg Police Station in South Mumbai on September 18. The charge sheet was filed in the Court on September 28, within a fortnight. The accused was arrested after filing of the complaint.
The incident took place on September 18 near a garden on Maharshi Karve Road, where the accused Rajkumar Tandel stalked the victim and flashed at her. Upon her filing a complaint at the Lokmanya Tilak Marg Police Station, an FIR was registered under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 354 D (stalking) of the IPC, among others, against the accused.
During the investigation, it was found that the accused had been involved in similar offences in the past and that he faces two cases in different police stations in South Mumbai.
The probe in the latest case was completed quickly and the charge sheet was submitted in the Court on September 28. The Court on Tuesday sentenced the accused to three-year rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 1000.
With PTI inputs