Aug 4, 2020 10:11 UTC
Aug 4, 2020 at 10:11 UTC
NEWS: Madhya Pradesh H.C. Orders Molestation Accused to Get Rakhi Tied By Survivor as Condition for Bail
The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court granted bail to a man accused of molestation, on condition that he would get a Rakhi tied on his wrist by the complainant and “promise to protect her for all times to come.” Also, the Court ordered the bail applicant to produce the photograph of the occasion and receipt of payments to the complainant and her son before the court registry.
After the incident of sexual harassment, a man was booked by the police under section 354, 452, 323 and 506 of the IPC. On a complaint registered against him for barging into his neighbor’s house and sexually harassing a woman.
The accused was granted bail on a personal bond of ₹50,000 with on solvent surety of an equal amount; along with it, the court directed him to pay a sum of ₹11,000 to the woman as a customary offering on Raksha Bandhan.
The bail petition was filed on grounds that the accused was the only earning member of his family, which had been struggling to meet ends since his arrest, said Vishal Patidar, the lawyer for the accused.
A single-judge bench of justice Rohit Arya, while reading out the order said,
“The applicant along with his wife shall visit the house of the complainant with a Rakhi thread/band at 11 am on August 3 with a box of sweets and request the complainant to tie the Rakhi band to him with the promise to protect her to the best of his ability for all times to come.“
“He shall also tender Rs 11,000 to the complainant as a customary ritual usually offered by the brothers to sisters on such occasion and shall also seek her blessings. The applicant shall also tender Rs 5,000 to the son of the complainant for purchase of clothes and sweets,“ the order added.