Ex-SO accused of forcing abortion, issuing threats

None | ByHT Legal Correspondent, Lucknow
May 27, 2006 01:32 AM IST

SHASHI SINGH (32) of Gomti Nagar has accused former station officer Manoj Kumar Pant of sexual harassment, false promise of marriage, forced abortion and death threat.

SHASHI SINGH (32) of Gomti Nagar has accused former station officer Manoj Kumar Pant of sexual harassment, false promise of marriage, forced abortion and death threat.

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Chief judicial magistrate DR Mishra, on a written complaint filed by Shashi Singh, through her lawyer Manish Tripathi, has directed the Gomti Nagar police station to give its reply by June 5 next.

According to her complaint, she was receiving anonymous calls on her mobile and, therefore, went to the police station where Pant met her and registered her complaint as a non-cognizable report. He came to her house in Vishesh Khand on November 19, 2005 on pretext of recording her statement.

Thereafter, he started visiting her house frequently and after expressing his love for her, told her that he had decided to marry her. The message was passed on to her parents who were also ready for the match as Pant claimed himself to be a bachelor.

Manish Tripathi submitted before the court that Pant enticed her to make physical relations as there was marriage on the cards. Pant had also given her his both mobile numbers (9415027082 and 9415006262).

On February 3 last during the ‘grih-pravesh’ ceremony of her new house Pant came there and her parents introduced him to their relatives as the fiancé of Shashi. However, that was the end of his romance towards her. He stopped even talking to her.

Tripathi further submitted that Shashi became pregnant and contacted Pant for an early marriage but he took her to a doctor and forced her to undergo abortion. Shashi also filed a copy of the medical prescription that had shown the MTP (medical termination of pregnancy).Her counsel said that thereafter Pant started threatening her that if she made any utterance against him all her family members would be killed. She sent complaints to the DGP (prosecution) and the SSP Lucknow, Ashutosh Pandey but no action was taken.Her counsel prayed that since Pant was a very powerful and well- connected police officer she had no option but to pray the court for direction for investigation against Pant and appropriate punishment.    

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