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In Case of Gang Rape, Medical Corroboration not an Absolute Necessity: MP HC Denies Bail Despite the Fact that Victim Married Accused [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 24 Oct 2020 9:41pm

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On Friday (16 October 2020), Madhya Pradesh High Court noted in an order that, in cases of gang rape, medical corroboration is not an absolute necessity. While hearing an appeal filed under section 14 A of the SC and ST Act, passed on 9 June 2020, Bench of Justice Akhil Kumar Srivastava refused to grant bail passed by a special judge of SC and ST, Jabalpur Court.

Since 5 September 2018, the accused was in custody for the offences under section 363 (punishment for kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing women to compel her marriage), 344 (wrongful confinement for more than 10 days), 328( causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit and offence), 506( punishment for criminal intimidation), 376( 2) (N) ( punishment for rape) and 376 (D) (gang rape) of IPC and Sections 3(1)(w)(i) and 3(2)(v) of SC and ST Act, registered at Police Station Ghampur District, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

It was submitted that there was a delay in lodging the FIR in which no explanation was given and there was no direct or indirect allegation against the appellant. The Appellant mentioned that he was married to the victim for which an affidavit was sworn by her was filed with the bail application. And also it was heard that there might be a possibility of tampering of evidence or absconding from the appellant side. Hence he shall be given bail.

But as per the panel lawyer, he opposed the bail application and prayed for its rejection on the… Continue Reading...


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