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HC directs alleged stalker to do community service at hospital after settlement with victim

Quashing a case of stalking and sexual harassment in opposition to a person on the premise of the settlement arrived between him and the sufferer, the Delhi Excessive Court docket has directed the individual to do group service at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital for a month from October 15. It additionally imposed a price of Rs 35,000 on the accused.

“After completion of 1 month, a certificates from the Medical Superintendent, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, be additionally filed to point out compliance of the order. In case of any absenteeism/default or any misbehaviour on the a part of the petitioner, the identical shall be conveyed instantly by the Medical Superintendent, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, to the involved SHO, who shall in flip inform the discovered ASC for the State, for bringing the identical to the discover of the Court docket and for looking for recall of the orders handed at this time,” stated Justice Subramonium Prasad in an order.

Yash Kumar Chauhan was booked in June 2021 underneath Part 354, 354A, 35D and 506 of IPC by Preet Vihar Police station. The allegation in opposition to him was that he was stalking the complainant for a very long time and likewise threatened to throw acid on her face if she refused to marry him. The accused allegedly additionally assaulted and abused the complainant which led to registration of the FIR.

Through the pendency of the FIR, the accused and complainant arrived at a settlement. Chauhan then approached the Excessive Court docket for quashing the case. The complainant advised the courtroom that he has apologised to her. Chauhan additionally advised the courtroom that he won’t ever repeat such incidents in future.

Justice Prasad within the order, whereas quashing the FIR, stated, “Taking into consideration the age of the petitioner and taking into consideration the truth that the petitioner has full life forward of him and in view of the apology tendered by the petitioner and his enterprise to not repeat such incidents sooner or later and in view of the settlement arrived at between the events, this Court docket is of the opinion that no helpful goal might be served in persevering with the current proceedings”.

Nevertheless, the courtroom additionally stated that it’s inclined to direct Chauhan to do some social service to “atone for his sins” and requested him to report back to the Medical Superintendent of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital on October 15.

“This Court docket can be inclined to impose a price of Rs.35,000/-(Rupees Twenty Thousand Solely) on the petitioner. The quantity shall be paid to the ‘Military Welfare Fund Battle Casualties’,” stated the courtroom additional.

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