Molestation complaint: Vishwas files plea in Delhi HC to quash FIR

Kumar, in his plea, has sought quashing of the March 16 order of the trial court, which had directed the police to register the FIR. He alleged that the “the story” of complainant has “developed artificially”.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Updated: March 22, 2016 4:28 am
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AAP leader Kumar Vishwas has approached the Delhi High Court with a plea to quash an FIR registered against him for alleged sexual harassment and intimidation of a former AAP party worker, on the basis of a trial court order.

Kumar, in his plea, has sought quashing of the March 16 order of the trial court, which had directed the police to register the FIR. He alleged that the “the story” of complainant has “developed artificially”.

The plea has alleged that the magistrate — in issuing an order to register the FIR — had “committed a serious error patently apparent on the face of record,” as the police in their action taken report had said “no substance has been found in the allegations to start prosecution.”

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The plea will be heard on Tuesday. The woman had filed a complaint before a trial court alleging that Vishwas had made sexually-colored remarks and molested her multiple times during the 2014 Lok Sabha campaign.

She had also approached the Delhi Commission for Women last year, with a plea that Vishwas should “publicly clarify” rumours of an alleged affair with her. She had then approached police with a complaint of molestation and criminal intimidation.

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