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Stalker told to supply room-freshener, deo to school for blind

Harish V Nair, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 18, 2013
First Published: 03:04 IST(18/9/2013) | Last Updated: 03:07 IST(18/9/2013)

In an unusual order, the Delhi High Court has asked a Gurgaon-based perfume manufacturer who constantly stalked and tried to molest his former employee to supply room fresheners and deodorants to a school for blind children free of cost for a year.

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The court on Tuesday allowed his plea for quashing the FIR against him only after he agreed to this condition.

He had approached the court to get the charges quashed after he settled the matter out-of-the-court with the girl after paying her Rs. 6 lakh.

The court also imposed on him a fine of Rs. 2 lakh and directed him to deposit the amount for the welfare of the Delhi High Court Lawyers’ Library and Delhi Police Welfare Society.

The accused had been booked for stalking, criminal trespass and trying to disrobe a woman to outrage her modesty under the Indian Penal Code.

Justice Hima Kohli issued the order after the public prosecutor Naveen Sharma urged the court to impose some conditions on him in the nature of community service for quashing the FIR.

“Such allegations are on the rise. The charges are serious. Leaving them scot-free without having to do anything will send a wrong signal,” Sharma told the court.

According to the victim’s complaint, she had worked in the Gurgaon firm of the accused since December 2012 and left the office in March, 2013 as he misbehaved with her.

The victim contended that on June 29, 2013 the man had entered her house in RK Puram when she was alone and molested her. The accused had also allegedly tried to disrobe her and threatened her with dire consequences when she had resisted.


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