The Bombay High Court Monday expressed anguish after a rape victim and the accused approached it for quashing the FIR filed against the latter. Pointing out that such a practice could be a “threat to the society”, a bench comprising Justices A S Oka and Amjad Sayed questioned the attitude of the complainant.
The incident of rape took place two years ago. The complainant had, thereafter, approached the police which had registered an FIR.
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However, the accused has now moved the court for the quashing of the FIR, after consent from the victim who does not “wish” to pursue the matter further.
The court granted time to the victim to think over the matter and decide on it, posting the matter to June 29.