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Interim Bail Granted to Government Counsel Accused of Rape: Allahabad High Court [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Sep 2020 3:39am

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On Thursday (September 3, 2020), former Additional Chief Standing counsel for Uttar Pradesh accused of rape was granted anticipatory bail by Allahabad High Court.

The single-judge bench of Justice Chandra Dhari Singh while taking up the application of the government counsel, Shailendra Singh Chauhan, who is being accused of sexual harassment by a young lawyer from Delhi, said that “The applicant is a reputed Advocate and has been practicing in this Court for the last 29 years without having any criminal antecedents. The entire evidence against the applicant is based on documents. Having regard to the status which the applicant has, there is no likelihood of his fleeing away from justice”

The accused through his lawyer has said that the prosecution story is false and concocted with a view to humiliating him, coupled with the fact that during the medical examination, no piece of semen was found either on her jeans or on her person.

He also said that no material of any sort was found at the place of the alleged incident to substantiate the allegation of giving intoxicated juice. He said that complaint was lodged only to blackmail and to extract money from him. 

It was submitted before the court that on 31st July a writ petition was filed by the accused before the Division Bench of the same court on which a stay order was passed. Then on 5th August aggrieved by the order he approached, the Supreme Court was the court stayed the Allahabad HC’s Order. 

On 19th August the accused… Continue Reading...

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