News UpdatesIt Is Now Becoming A Trend To Register FIRs Alleging Sexual Harassment Cases To Force a Party To Withdraw Complaint Or To Arm Twist A Party:Delhi HC Sparsh Upadhyay11 March 2021 4:22 AMShare This – xRuling that time has come to initiate action against persons who file frivolous complaints under Sections 354, 354A, 354B, 354C, 354D IPC etc. only for an ulterior purpose, the Delhi High Court recently imposed a cost of Rs.30,000 on the petitioners with a warning not to file false and frivolous cases. The Bench of Justice Subramonium Prasad sternly remarked that it is now becoming…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginRuling that time has come to initiate action against persons who file frivolous complaints under Sections 354, 354A, 354B, 354C, 354D IPC etc. only for an ulterior purpose, the Delhi High Court recently imposed a cost of Rs.30,000 on the petitioners with a warning not to file false and frivolous cases. The Bench of Justice Subramonium Prasad sternly remarked that it is now becoming a trend to register FIRs alleging offences under Sections 354, 354A, 354B, 354C, 354D IPC either to force a party from withdrawing a complaint instituted against them or to arm-twist a party. It may be noted that S. 354 of IPC deals with the offence of Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty, S. 354-A relates to the offence of Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment, S. 354B is related to the offence of Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe, S. 354C deals with the offence of Voyeurism and S. 354D deals with Stalking. The matter before the Court CRL.M.C. 533/2021 & 534/2021 were filed for quashing FIR No.239/2017 and 238/2017 (both registered alleging offence under Sections 509, 506, 323, 341, 354, 354A and 34 IPC) respectively and the Complainant in FIR No. 238/2017 happened to be the accused in FIR No.239/2017. It was submitted that with the intervention of some common friends, relatives and family members, the parties have settled their dispute and an oral settlement has been reached between the parties. It was also stated that both the parties, the petitioners and respondents in CRL.M.C. 533/2021 and CRL.M.C. 534/2021, have realised their mistake and they had decided to compromise the matter. As per the said oral settlement, the parties agreed that they would approach the Court for the quashing of the abovementioned FIRs and thus, it was requested that the FIRs be quashed as the dispute had been amicably resolved. Court’s observations At the outset, the Court noted that offences under Sections 354, 354A, 354B, 354C, 354D IPC are serious offences and that such allegations have the effect of tarnishing the image of the person against whom such allegations are made. Further, the Court opined that allegations regarding these offences cannot be made at a drop of a hat. This practice is an abuse of the process of law. About the instant case, the Court noted that it is a ‘classic example’ as to how frivolous allegations of Section 354 and 354A have been levelled by the parties against each other. The Court observed that a small fight regarding parking was escalated by levelling allegation of outraging the modesty of women. “This court can take judicial notice of the fact that the police force is very limited. Police personnel have to spend time in investigating frivolous cases. They have to attend court proceedings, prepare Status Report etc. The result is that investigation in serious offences gets compromised and accused escape because of shoddy investigation”, remarked the Court. However, in view of the mutual settlement arrived at between the parties, the Court was satisfied that no useful purpose will be served in prosecuting with the present proceedings. Resultantly, the FIR No.238/2017 and FIR No.239/2017 and the proceedings emanating therefrom were quashed. Significantly, noting that the Police had to spend valuable time in investigating the offence and considerable time was spent by the Court in the criminal proceedings initiated by the parties, the Court thought it fit to impose a cost on the petitioners with a warning not to file false and frivolous cases. Thus, the petitioners in both CRL.M.C. 533/2021 & CRL.M.C.534/2021 were directed to deposit a sum of Rs.30,000/-(Rupees Thirty Thousand Only) with ‘DHCBA Lawyers Social Security and Welfare Fund’ within three weeks. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
October 19, 2020
Topics : After the hearing, Firli said that he accepted the punishment handed down by the council and vowed not to repeat his mistake.“I take the opportunity today to apologize to all Indonesian people who may feel uncomfortable [due to my actions],” Firli told kompas.com on Thursday.Read also: ‘My salary is enough to rent a helicopter’: KPK chair Firli Bahuri denies violating ethicsIn a press conference held after the hearing, Tumpak said that he hoped there would be no more ethics violations committed by employees of the antigraft agency in the future.“[The council] certainly hopes that all commission personnel […] would always speak and behave in a way that maintains the dignity of the commission in accordance with the established code of ethics and behavior,” he said. (mfp) The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council has declared the commission’s chairman, Firli Bahuri, guilty of an ethics violation for displaying a “hedonistic lifestyle”.The council’s panel of ethics said that Firli had failed to show exemplary action in his daily behavior, as mandated by KPK Supervisory Board Regulation No. 2/2020 on the enforcement of the KPK code of ethics and conduct.Furthermore, the panel pointed out Firli’s negligence in recognizing that his attitudes and actions were inherent to and reflected his position as a KPK personnel. “[The panel] has found [Firli] guilty of violating the [KPK’s] code of ethics and conduct,” supervisory council chair Tumpak Panggabean said during a hearing on Thursday.The council handed down a “light sentence” of written reprimand as punishment for Firli – the first-ever KPK chief to be declared guilty of an ethics violation.Read also: Which KPK leader has caught more suspects in their early days?The Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) previously filed a report against Firli for using a private helicopter to take a personal trip from Palembang, South Sumatra, to his hometown of Baturaja in the same province in June, accusing him of living a “hedonistic lifestyle”.
September 16, 2020
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2016 at 8:37 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Nijsje Venrooy fell to her knees, with her head on the ground and her hands wiping away the tears in her eyes. Serra Degnan lay on her back, in front of the goal, hands above her head, stick beside her. Waiting to re-enter the game, Lies Lagerweij sunk to her seat. She dropped her stick and put her arms around her knees, with Emma Lamison coming to comfort her.While No. 3 seed Syracuse (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) players sat in shock of what they had witnessed, the No. 6 Connecticut (22-1, 7-0) bench rushed the field. The players and coaches mobbed defender Charlotte Veitner, who in double overtime led her team to the Final Four and ended the reign of the defending national champions.“I can’t really put it into words,” Veitner said. “We knew we were not going to lose the game.”On Sunday, the Huskies came into J.S. Coyne Stadium and defeated Syracuse 3-2 in double overtime to advance to the Final Four for the fourth consecutive year. The Huskies prevented the Orange from reaching its fourth-straight Final Four.In 2014, UConn defeated the Orange in the national championship. In 2015, Syracuse defeated the Huskies in the Final Four before defeating North Carolina to win the national championship. Now in 2016, the Huskies are moving on after defeating Syracuse in the quarterfinal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You had the past two national champions playing today,” UConn head coach Nancy Stevens said. “It felt like a Final Four game.”The seniors finished their careers with a winning percentage of 82.4 percent and as one of only five classes in Syracuse history to finish with 70 wins.Most of the game, though, was one-sided. Heading into the final five minutes of regulation, with UConn leading 2-1, the Huskies had limited the Orange to only two shots and two corners.But with four minutes left in regulation, after failing to capitalize with a two-person advantage only minutes before, the Orange got one more chance to tie the game with a penalty corner.Off of the Venrooy insert, Roos Weers wound up and sent a rocket underneath UConn goalkeeper Nina Klein to tie the game at 2. Weers turned and spiked her stick. Pushing her fists down, she yelled to the crowd. Laura Hurff and Lagerweij threw their sticks down and jumped on Weers.Syracuse clawed its way back into the game after looking disheveled through the first hour. The team and the stadium had new life. One minute later, UConn’s Barbara Hoogen earned a 10-minute yellow card, forcing UConn to play a player down for the final three minutes of regulation and the first seven minutes of overtime.The advantage was eerily similar to its opening ACC tournament game against Wake Forest. After trailing the Orange nearly all of regulation, SU forced its way back in and had an opportunity to win. The Demon Deacons, however, won 4-3 in overtime to eliminate SU from the ACC tournament. All three SU losses coming into the game came in overtime.During the first overtime period, the Orange dominated. With Connecticut playing one player down, SU head coach Ange Bradley moved Lagerweij to forward. SU recorded five shots to UConn’s one. The Orange controlled possession and tempo. On any UConn possession, the Huskies stalled to get back to full force.Stevens called a timeout once her team regained full strength, and the Huskies stalled for the remainder of the period, waiting for the second overtime.The second overtime was back-and-forth. With only seven players on the field for each team, there were constant long passes and counterattacks. The game moved quickly and Syracuse struggled to keep pace. Lagerweij and Emma Lamison substituted in and out for each other because Lagerweij was gassed, and Bradley tried finding some remaining life in her offense.Five minutes into overtime, and SU was on the attack. The ball was flying across the field, with Liz Sack and Lamison passing back and forth, moving toward the UConn net. But an interception by UConn sent the ball to the right side of the field.Connecticut’s Amanda Collins received a pass on the right side of midfield and sprinted down the side. She sent a long, quick ball ahead for Veitner, UConn’s all-time leading scorer. Veitner turned over her left shoulder to the end line. She brought it back to the left side of her body, shielding SU defenders on her right. She made it back into the middle of the arc, and sent a roller to the left corner, past SU goalkeeper Regan Spencer, and into the back of the net.Spencer dropped to her knees. Heads lining the entire SU sideline fell. Emma Tufts, who was getting ready to sub back in, sprinted over to her fallen goalkeeper.Erin Gillingham walked over to assistant coach Tara Zollinger and put her head against her chest. Tears dripped down the junior’s red face.Veitner was at the bottom of a pile of her entire team, but she came out on top, picking up Hoogen as they ran toward their coaches.“The first thing I thought of is our seniors,” Lagerweij said. “This was their last game and we couldn’t give them another game. That’s really tough.”A little girl in the stands began to cry. Her father picked her up, holding her close.“It’s OK,” he said. “They gave it all they had.” Comments
September 9, 2020
Photo © – Tipp FM The Ulsterman suffered a double bogie on his penultimate hole.He lies 8 shots behind the leader Callum Shinkwin of England. Rory McIlroy tees off the defence of his Dell Technologies Championship title in Boston this evening.It is the second stage of the US PGA Tour’s Playoff Series, with McIlroy lying 43rd in the standings.Meanwhile Darren Clarke is 2 over par after his opening round at the European Tour’s Czech Masters in Prague