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The Prosecutrix alleged that the petitioner raped her when he had come to her place to discuss a job opportunity for the post of his personal assistant. She also claimed that the petitioner served her alcoholic drinks and raped her. This incident was corroborated by her neighbour, Jasmin who saw him run away.
Petitioner alleges honey trap
The petitioner accepted that he did not know the complainant until the date of the incident.
He said that he was looking for a personal assistant and the prosecutrix messaged him in the afternoon of the day of the incident. The prosecutrix found his number from an online job portal.
The petitioner stated that within three minutes of the chat, the prosecutrix, instead of sending pictures in professional suits/attire, sent him sensuous pictures of herself. She invited the petitioner to her house and asked him to bring wine. She also hinted that she was available for a long term relationship and didn't mind physical intimacy. She also demanded five lakhs from the petitioner.
When the petitioner refused her demand, the complainant registered a false and fabricated case of rape against him. The petitioner also identified Jasmin as an accomplice of the complainant.
Delhi HC directs the commissioner of police to check for similar cases
Delhi High Court granted bail to the Petitioner and stated that allurement advanced for extortion of money was not acceptable.
The order was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait.
The Bench also directed the Commissioner of Police, Delhi to "personally look into the matter" and check if the prosecutrix and her neighbour were involved in other similar cases. The Court asked the Commissioner to call for reports from all the police stations in this regard and file a report within four weeks from the date of receipt of the order,
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