Sonepat Sisters’ Case: Court reserves order on accused writing army test

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Jan 19, 2015 21:17 IST

The local court of judicial magistrate Kirti Jain has reserved its order on whether or not to permit Kuldeep Hooda to sit in army written test, after his lawyer approached the court dubbing the move objectionable.

Kuldeep along with Deepak and Mohit were booked on charges of molestation following a complaint from Aarti and Pooja of the local government college on November 28, 2014.

Kuldeep had passed the physical and medical tests during an army recruitment drive in Jhajjar, but was denied to sit in the written test scheduled on February 1, 2015 citing his involvement in the molestation case.

Sandeep Rathee, lawyer of accused said that they had approached court to order the district soldier board to allow Kuldeep to sit for the written test.

"Even the police has not framed any charges against Kuldeep, nor is he convicted in any criminal case so far, so according to law, he is innocent till proven guilty", said Rathee.

While Attar Singh Panwar, complainants’ lawyer opposed the plea saying that permitting someone accused of molestation to sit in an army test would send out a wrong message in society.

However, sources said that police in its report has submitted that they have no objection in permitting the accused to sit in the test.

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