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Molestation charges: Lookout notice for Ahlawat

The Haryana police has issued lookout notice and airports alerted against former Inspector General of Police M S Ahlawat.



Chandigarh: The Haryana police has
issued lookout notice and airports alerted against former
Inspector General of Police M S Ahlawat, whose anticipatory
bail has been dismissed in a case of alleged molestation of a
woman lawyer eight years ago.

A notice had been pasted by the police outside
Ahlawat`s Panchkula residence while a lookout notice had also
been issued and all the airports alerted so that he is not
able to flee the country, Yamunanagar Superintendent of Police
Sibas Kabiraj said.

Police made frantic search for the "missing" IG, he
said.

"Ahlawat is absconding. He is missing and we searched
for him at his Panchkula residence today, but did not find him
there nor did we get any information about his whereabouts,"
the SP added.

A Yamunanagar Court had yesterday dismissed the retired
Haryana IG`s anticipatory bail. Ahlawat was not present in the
court.

A Yamunanagar based woman lawyer 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 the officer had insisted on
meeting her in his camp office and allegedly tried to
establish illicit relations with her.

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.

PTI

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