Major relief to Haryana IAS officer as SC dismisses rape plea against him
Roy, who is currently principal secretary, Haryana fisheries department, has recently written to chief secretary D S Dhesi in the context, that the complaint filed against him by the Panchkula-based complainant Rosy Sharma was nothing but an attempt to malign his reputation with a threat to blackmail and extract money.Updated: May 29, 2017 22:19 IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
In a major relief to Haryana IAS officer S N Roy, who was accused of sexual exploitation by a woman about two years ago, the Supreme Court of India dismissed her special leave petition (SLP) filed against the Punjab and Haryana high court order dated December 21, 2016 which too had dismissed her petition.
Roy, who is currently principal secretary, Haryana fisheries department, has recently written to chief secretary D S Dhesi in the context, that the complaint filed against him by the Panchkula-based complainant Rosy Sharma was nothing but an attempt to malign his reputation with a threat to blackmail and extract money in connivance with some accomplices, as has now been upheld also by the apex court of the country.
Roy’s communication was in response to the inquiry being conducted by the chief secretary after the complainant had lodged complaints to different authorities including the chief secretary. She alleged that Roy had been exploiting her for the past more than three years on the pretext of marriage after lying to her that he was divorced though he lived with his two children.
Alleging that she knew Roy since 2008, she said she was married, had a child and had separated from her husband. However, in his explanantion to chief secretary Roy, had held that she was levelling allegations and threatening to implicate him in a false case of rape if he did not pay her Rs 10 crore.
Roy has now written to CS that now with the passage of time, the veracity of the said complaint and its various contents have been adequately inquired into by the agency of competent jurisdiction and adjudicated judicially by the courts of law, extending up to the highest court of the land, leading to consistent findings that the said complaint was utterly false.
Roy further held that even though the Punjab and Haryana High court verdict December 21, 2016 in which it suspected that the entire exercise by the complainant was undertaken basically with the ulterior motive of blackmailing the accused, the said order was challenged by the complainant before the Supreme Court of India through an application of special leave to appeal (criminal) which was dismissed by the Supreme Court of India through its order dated April 17, 2017.
It may be recalled that the complainant had lodged complaints against Roy since February, 2015 and filed criminal cases in lower and high court. While a revision application was dismissed by the additional sessions judge – cum – judge special court, Chandigarh on April 19, 2016, it was challenged before the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a criminal miscellaneous application. The said application was dismissed by the high court on December 21, 2016. ``It was in this order that the court gave word to its suspicion that the entire exercise by the complainant was undertaken basically with the ulterior motive of blackmailing the accused,’’ Roy said.
First Published: May 29, 2017 22:18 IST