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Delhi Court Convicts Srilankan Airlines Manager for Outraging Modesty of a Subordinate Employee

Lawstreet Journal 19 Sep 2020 1:55am

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A Delhi Court on Wednesday (September 16, 2020), convicted Lalit D”Silva, former Regional Manager (India) of Sri Lankan Airlines, for outraging the modesty of one of his colleagues. The judge said that the victim, who was working as a Sales Executive at the Sri Lankan airlines, was thoroughly consistent in her statement, in which the order of conviction was passed against the accused, Lalit D” Silva on the basis of sole testimony of the prosecutrix.

Metropolitan magistrate Dev Saroha observed thus:

If only the testimony inspires confidence, reliance can be placed on the sole testimony of the prosecutrix delivered by her. The victim’s i.e. the Prosecutrix statement has been thoroughly consistent in the present case regarding the date on which the incident happened, how it happened in which the police recorded the statement under section 164 CrPC, and her statement made before the court while undergoing her examination in chief. The lengthy cross-examination was also held in which the accused was given the opportunity to examine the complainant in which the complainant was able to stand on her ground ”.

The complainant has also alleged that the accused called her in a room and outraged her modesty by asking unappreciated questions. The court observed that there is no manner in which the intention of an accused to insult the modesty of a woman can be determined and the same has to be gathered from the act complained off.

In the present case, as there are no witnesses available at the time of an incident… Continue Reading...

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