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Delhi Court convicts former Bar President Rajiv Khosla for assault of woman lawyer in 1994 [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Nov 2021 6:41pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi Court convicts former Bar President Rajiv Khosla for assault of woman lawyer in 1994 [READ JUDGMENT]

Rajiv Khosla, former President of the Delhi High Court Bar Association, was convicted by a Delhi court of assaulting a female lawyer in 1994 (Sujata Kohli (State) v Rajiv Khosla and Ors).

More than 27 years after lawyer Sujata Kohli filed the complaint, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Central District, Tis Hazari Court, Gajender Singh Nagar found Khosla guilty of offences under Aections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.

Kohli later became a judge in the Delhi judiciary, retiring as a District and Sessions Judge last year. The sentencing hearing will take place on November 15.

Kohli accused Khosla, then secretary of the Delhi Bar Association (DBA), of pressuring her to participate in various protests and demonstrations in August 1994.

Kohli informed the court that she had reserved a seat at the Tis Hazari lawyers' complex's bar association library. She went on to say that, while she supported the establishment of family courts, Khosla was opposed to it, and that on July 29, 1994, she was invited to a seminar on family courts but declined because she was too busy. Khosla, on the other hand, threatened her and threatened to take away all of the facilities that had been provided to her.

She filed a civil suit seeking an injunction, but her table and chair at the court complex were quickly removed.

She filed an application in August 1994 to change the nature of the suit from permanent injunction to mandatory injunction. Despite the court's request… Continue Reading...


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