Terming fake rape cases as "potentially dangerous to society", a city court has acquitted a woman, who was falsely implicated along with four men, in a fake gang-rape case lodged by a district court employee.
While one of the four men accused of abducting and raping the woman employee was released earlier, three others were declared proclaimed offenders.
"My judicial conscience pricks me that I would be failing in my duty if I do not point out that present prosecutrix…has no fear…and she can play with the law and legal procedures as a master juggler and she can go to any extent by levelling allegations against anyone," additional sessions judge Rakesh Tewari said while exonerating the woman accused.
The complainant had alleged that, besides the woman acquitted by the court, her husband Ram Niwas and his friends Balvinder and Munna had abducted her while she was on her way to attend computer classes.
She had alleged that she had been confined to a house in Chandigarh, and later at Haridwar, for more than a month during which she was repeatedly beaten up and raped by the three men.
The court, which rejected the complainant's version, said the public would start disbelieving real rape victims if such fake cases were lodged against innocent people.
"Such kind of alleged victims of rape are potentially dangerous to the society in the sense that from tomorrow onwards the general public as well as the courts will start disbelieving the version given by even the real victims of rape," the judge said.