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HC quashes molestation FIR filed by DU lecturer

The Delhi High court has quashed an FIR registered by a Delhi University lecturer who had accused a professor of sexual harassment at workplace.

delhi Updated: Oct 02, 2010 00:44 IST
Sumit Saxena

The Delhi High court has quashed an FIR registered by a Delhi University lecturer who had accused a professor of sexual harassment at workplace.

Stating a "matter of mere scolding was escalated to a case of molestation", Justice Shiv Narain Dhingra said, "The sequence of events shows that the scolding took place because the employees weren't present during work hours." The complaint was filed in 2007 at Maurice Nagar Police Station.

Prof Bidyut Chakraborty, head of Political Science Department of Delhi University, was working as the director on deputation basis at Gandhi Bhawan in 2007 and complainant Sheila (name changed) was reporting to him.

In his petition, Chakraborty told the court that he had only scolded Sheila along with others.