Court lambastes DP for withdrawing rape case "for public good"


"The application moved in these circumstances is also vitiated on the ground of extraneous force for moving the application and remote control seems to be in hands of someone in the establishment," the court rued.

The court also said "the application has been moved in utter disregard of the sacrosanct duty towards the society at a time when Delhi has become the rape capital because of the schizophrenic attitude of those who do not give any importance to human values and human rights of females in the society."

The police had sought withdrawal of the rape case saying it had arisen out of a dispute between the tenant and his landlady. The defence counsel also argued that their clients had been implicated in the matter.

The court, however, said, "The contention that it was a dispute between the landlord and the tenant, though given the shape of offences as alleged (rape) and the contention of accused persons having been falsely implicated in the case is a matter of trial and has no relevance with respect to public interest being served by withdrawal of the prosecution."

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