Molestation case: Ahlawat`s bail adjourned till June 16
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Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2010, 14:21
Yamunagar (Haryana): A local court Monday adjourned till June 16 the hearing on the anticipatory bail plea of former Haryana Inspector General M S Ahlawat, who is facing charges of molesting a woman lawyer eight years back.

District and Sessions Judge R C Godhara adjourned the matter after the counsel representing the complainant in the case said he was not given the copies of the documents appended with the pre-arrest bail application moved by the retired top cop.

The court directed Ahlawat's counsel to handover the copies of the documents to the complainant's counsel.

A lawyer here had last week 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 that Ahlawat had insisted on meeting her in his camp office and allegedly tried to establish illicit relations with her.

The anticipatory bail application was moved by Ahlawat's lawyer on June 10 before the court, in which the former IGP has pleaded that Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC does not apply to his case.

Another plea taken by Ahlawat in seeking anticipatory bail in case of his arrest is that the victim had not moved any court all these years against him.

Ahlawat has been booked 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.


First Published: Monday, June 14, 2010, 14:21

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