Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, September 24
About 40 per cent of the rape circumstances disposed of by the police in Haryana between 2018 and 2020 have been declared “false”, in accordance with the State Crime File Bureau knowledge. Additionally, the conviction fee in circumstances the place the courtroom trials proceeded was lower than two incidents out of each 10. The police disposed of 4,093 circumstances within the three-year interval, of which 1,650 (40.three per cent) rape FIRs have been discovered false.
Citing situations, an official mentioned in October 2020, the Gurugram police registered a case of extortion towards a girl for allegedly demanding Rs 1 crore from a retired cop for taking again her rape case towards him. In September 2019, a Rohtak courtroom ordered the registration of a case towards a girl for allegedly reporting false gang-rape incident, the official mentioned.
“In a number of circumstances, together with these of elopement and marriage-related disputes, rape is alleged initially, however the costs are dropped later on account of lack of proof,” mentioned Haryana DGP PK Agrawal.
Amongst gang-rape incidents, 55 circumstances (39.6 per cent) of the entire 139 have been declared false in 2018. The corresponding figures stood at 80 (51 per cent) of 157 in 2019 and 72 (45.three per cent) of 159 in 2020.
In 2018, 104 complaints (37.7 per cent) of the 276 associated to “repeated rapes on identical ladies” have been discovered false. The corresponding depend stood at 60 (32.6 per cent) of 184 in 2019 and 181 (44.9 per cent) of the 403 complaints in 2020.
“There are circumstances the place live-in relationships go bitter and ladies allege rape. There are additionally circumstances of recurring ladies levelling allegations just for cash. The reality comes out after detailed investigations and FIRs are subsequently cancelled,” mentioned prison lawyer Abhishek Rana.
Sameer Sethi, one other lawyer, alleged that the rape regulation was typically misused to settle scores and extort cash. “There are additionally circumstances the place each events attain a compromise throughout trial,” he mentioned.
With regards to youngster rapes underneath Sections Four and 6 of the Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences Act, the story of false circumstances stays the identical. A complete of 89 FIRs (8.5 per cent) of the 1,046 in 2018 have been declared false. It was 11 per cent in 2019 (126 false of 1,147). The depend stood at 12.Four per cent for 2020 (136 of 1,097 circumstances declared false). The conviction fee right here was 32.5 per cent in 2018, 32.Four per cent in 2019 and 25.2 per cent in 2020.