DATE OF JUDGMENT: 16th March 2021
JUDGES: Hon’ble Justice Harnaresh Singh Gill
SUMMARY: The High Court of Punjab and Haryana imposed a fine of Rs.1 lacs in the ‘fake rape’ case.
ISSUES: Whether there was an attempt to overawe the authorities?
The court observed that –
• The proceedings which were initiated by the petitioner were completely false and frivolous and it was established that an attempt had been made not only to abuse the law but also to overawe the authorities.
• After analyzing the facts of the case, a bench of Justice Harnaresh Singh Gill remarked that- "It is very clear that the petitioner has pointed false and frivolous allegations against the respondent and has even gone to the extent of lodging the fake FIR and even recording the statement before the Magistrate. The petitioner has not moved towards this Court with clean hands."
• The court further stated that it was a fit case where an exemplary cost should be imposed on the petitioner.
• The petition was dismissed immediately and the petitioner was imposed to pay Rs.1 lac as a fine.
The court observed that there was an attempt to abuse the law and to overawe the authorities due to which the petitioner sought a CBI probe in the ‘fake rape’ case and is held liable to pay the fine of Rs. 1 lac.
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