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Action against woman in fake rape case

delhi Updated: Feb 02, 2008 03:00 IST
Naziya Alvi
Naziya Alvi
Hindustan Times
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A city court on Friday initiated proceedings against a woman who admitted to have registered a false rape case against a man after consensual sex.

The women filed the false case just because the man refused to pay her money.

“Laws are like double-edged weapons. If these are made to protect rights of persons, same can be misused to throttle liberty of opponents,” the court observed, while acquitting the man of rape charges.

Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar also directed its subordinate court to proceed against Rajesh for falsely implicating Mahesh Gupta, a resident of Mansarovar Park in East Delhi.

“During trial, the woman conceded under ‘solemn obligation’ that she used to allow the accused to satiate his sexual lust quid pro quo for few currency notes,” the judge observed.

In a detailed order, the court noted that such an act by a woman had shattered the oft-repeated truism that the fair sex cannot level false allegations involving her own chastity.

In her false complaint to the police, the woman had alleged that Mahesh, who is known to her, had come to her house around 9:30 p.m. on September 1.

The woman, who is separated from her husband, said her two children were in another room when Mahesh allegedly raped her at gunpoint. “In between, my daughter came there and helped me lock the man in a room. I then called the police, who arrested Mahesh from the spot,” said Rajesh in her complaint.

Later, in the court, she admitted that she had filed a fake case against him as he had refused to pay her money that night.