Ahlawat appears before Yamunanagar court, police quizz him
A day after being granted interim bail by Punjab and Haryana High Court, former Haryana Inspector General of Police M S Ahlawat, accused of molesting a woman lawyer, was on Wednesday questioned by the police.
Yamunanagar: A day after being granted
interim bail by Punjab and Haryana High Court, former Haryana
Inspector General of Police M S Ahlawat, accused of molesting
a woman lawyer, was on Wednesday questioned by the police in
connection with the case.
Later, he appeared before a court here and deposed he
would make himself available for investigation anytime.
The retired IG was quizzed by the Special Investigation
Team of the police.
Appearing before the CJM Court, Ahlawat also submitted
that he was ready to give his voice samples for testing.
The complainant had claimed to have taped some
conversation between her and Ahlawat when he was the SP of
Yamunanagar in 2002.
He also submitted a specimen of his handwriting before
the court here.
Yesterday, he was granted interim bail by the High Court.
Earlier, Ahlawat`s anticipatory bail plea had been dismissed
by a Yamunanagar court on June 16.
The High Court`s Vacation Judge Alok Singh had ordered
that in the event of Ahlawat`s arrest, he be released on bail
and further directed that he should cooperate with the
Ahlawat was booked by the police under Sections 354
(criminal force on woman with intent to outrage modesty), 323
(assault with intent to voluntarily cause hurt) and 506
(criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
A Yamunanagar-based woman lawyer had earlier this month
lodged a complaint with the police, charging Ahlawat with
sexually harassing her when he was the Yamunanagar SP in 2002.
She claimed to have come into Ahlawat`s contact when she
had approached the Yamunanagar police in May 2002 to lodge a
case of dowry harassment against her husband.
The victim alleged the officer had insisted on meeting her
in his camp office and allegedly tried to establish illicit
relations with her.