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Delhi HC notice to Police in Dutch woman `rape` case

Delhi High Court today issued a notice to Delhi Police while hearing a bail application of a Kashmiri youth, accused of raping a foreign woman, who has claimed that the duo had shared a "consensual relationship".



New Delhi: Delhi High Court today issued a
notice to Delhi Police while hearing a bail application of a
Kashmiri youth, accused of raping a foreign woman, who has
claimed that the duo had shared a "consensual relationship".

Yasir Altaf`s bail plea was rejected by a lower court
last week on the grounds that the investigation was at an
early stage.

Altaf has claimed the Dutch woman in her e-mails sent on
February 16, 2010, and March 17, 2010, has expressed her
"happiness about the cherished moments spent in Kashmir" with
him, which is completely contrary to the allegations made by
her in the FIR.

Altaf`s lawyer Sufian Siddiqui contended there was no
investigation conducted by the Delhi Police and his client was
sent to judicial custody.

The counsel has prepared a bail petition to be given to
the High Court, in which a statement of the victim`s friend
(also a foreign national) will be submitted, wherein she has
stated that the relation between Altaf and the complainant was
"consensual".

"It is a case of false implication with virtually no
evidence and the entire chain of circumstances cogently and
firmly missing from the complaint, thus rendering the
complainant`s theory as false, concocted, implausible and
contradictory," Siddiqui said.

He said the "malicious complaint has not only put an
indelible blemish on the petitioner but has also maligned the
image of our nation at the international level".

Siddiqui argued his client had been "falsely implicated"
and police acted without following the basic procedure of
verifying the claims of the complainant.

"In fact, the complainant is just trying to take
advantage of being a foreign national and is trying to extort
money from the applicant (Altaf)," Siddiqui said.

In a bid to substantiate his claim, Altaf, who has been
in judicial custody since June 26, shared some of the
"intimate e-mails and photographs" associated with the
complainant, with the lower court and would also provide the
same to the HC.

The Kashmiri youth was arrested following a complaint
lodged by the victim at Connaught Place police station.

The Dutch woman alleged Altaf, posing as tourist guide,
had raped her several times in the last five months and also
robbed her of money.

PTI

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