Molestation case: Fmr Haryana IG moves anticipatory bail plea
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 22:57
Yamunagar (Haryana): Former Inspector General of Haryana Police M S Ahlawat on Thursday moved a local court for anticipatory bail two days after he was booked for allegedly molesting and intimidating a woman lawyer eight years back when he was superintendent of police here.

In the anticipatory bail application moved by Ahlawat's lawyer before the District and Sessions Judge R C Godhara, the former IGP has pleaded that Section 506 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.

The case, which is similar to Ruchika molestation case in which for Haryana DGP SPS Rathore was covicted and finally jailed, was registered on Tuesday against Ahlawat by the Yamunanagar police under various sections of the IPC and a SIT was formed to conduct the probe.

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 in the case.

A Yamunanagar-based lawyer had lodged a complaint with the police charging Ahlawat with sexually harassing her when he was the Yamunanagar SP in 2002.

The victim had recently met Haryana DGP Ranjiv Singh Dalal at Panchkula. 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.


First Published: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 22:57

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