Man accuses Rahul of gangrape, fined Rs 50 lakh
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Last Updated: Monday, March 07, 2011, 17:52
Lucknow: Coming down hard on people filing frivolous petitions, the Allahabad High Court on Monday slapped a penalty of Rs 50 lakh on a former SP MLA who alleged that Rahul Gandhi had kept in captivity a girl and her parents, which later turned out to be false.

The Lucknow bench of the High Court also ordered a CBI probe against the former legislator from Madhya Pradesh Kishore Samrite who had moved a habeas corpus petition against the AICC general secretary.

The order was passed by a division bench of justices Umanath Singh and Satish Chandra after the girl, Sukanya, who according to the petitioner was held captive by Rahul, denied any such incident when she was produced in court.

The court also ordered action against a website displaying news items relating to the Sukanya alleged abduction.

Samrite had alleged that Sukanya and her parents were held captive by Rahul and sought directions to the police for producing them in court.

A similar petition was filed by Gajendra Pal Singh, who claimed to be a relative of Sukanya, after which the court ordered the DGP to produce the girl and her parents before it.

As per the court order issued on Friday last, Director General of Police Karamveer Singh today produced the girl and her parents before the court.

The girl told the court that her actual name is Kirti Singh and that Balram Singh and Sushila are her parents and their identification was done by incharge of Amethi police station.

Kriti told the court that neither she nor her parents were under illegal detention of any person nor has she any information regarding the news item being displayed by the website.

On the basis of deposition made by Kirti, the court imposed a cost of Rs 50 lakh on the petitioner and taking suo moto cognisance of an effort to defame a high profile personality, ordered a CBI probe.


First Published: Monday, March 07, 2011, 17:52

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