Attempt to rape Army official’s wife: Punajb HC issues notic
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CHANDIAGRH: Justice Nirmaljit Kaur of Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice to former Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur along with six others on a petition filed by the wife of an Army official, alleging an attempt to rape her by an Akali worker and Jagir Kaur protecting him. The victim from Akala village under Bholath police station in Kapurthala district alleged that accused Jarnail Singh enjoyed Bibi Jagir Kaur’s support.
“The accused is being shielded by Bibi Jagir Kaur, which is the reason that the respondents are not keen to take any action against him,” she alleged.
The others to be issued notices are the state of Punjab, the Director-General of Police, Jalandhar zone DIG, Kapurthala SSP, Bholath DSP and a station house officer.
The petition seeks directions for handing over the investigation “to some senior police official outside Kapurthala police district. Directions have been sought to hand over the investigation to the crime branch.
She claimed that her husband, posted in Jammu and Kashmir, was fighting the militants, while she “has been a victim of sexual harassment and attempt to rape by fellow villager Jarnail Singh”.
She alleged on January 5 that the accused hugged her from behind, tried to kiss her and took her inside the room after barging into the house.
She was rescued after her mother-in-law heard her cries.
Despite a complaint to the SHO, action was not initiated. Bholath DSP was, too, under political pressure, and he did not take any action. They, in fact, asked her to beg before the bibi.
The police was pressured to register a case by village elders, after the media carried the news. The FIR was registered after eight days, but only under Section 354 of the IPC.
From bare reading of the FIR, Sections 376, 511, 452, and 506 are made out against Jarnail Singh. But due to the bibi’s political pressure, “the FIR was not registered under the relevant sections and only Section 354 IPC was added, which is bailable”.
Her counsel Gurinder Singh Gill and Lisa Gill asserted: The petitioner has been running from pillar to post to get justice, but no justice has been given to her till date. Hence, she is approaching the high court for justice.