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Delhi HC issues notice to Police in Dutch women ‘rape’ case

Yasir Altaf's bail plea was rejected by a lower court last week on the grounds that the investigation was at an early stage.

Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to Delhi Police while hearing a bail application of a Kashmiri youth,accused of raping a foreign woman,who has claimed that the duo had shared a “consensual relationship”.

Yasir Altaf’s bail plea was rejected by a lower court last week on the grounds that the investigation was at an early stage.

Altaf has claimed the Dutch woman in her e-mails sent on February 16,2010,and March 17,2010,has expressed her “happiness about the cherished moments spent in Kashmir” with him,which is completely contrary to the allegations made by her in the FIR.

Altaf’s lawyer Sufian Siddiqui contended there was no investigation conducted by the Delhi Police and his client was sent to judicial custody.

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The counsel has prepared a bail petition to be given to the High Court,in which a statement of the victim’s friend (also a foreign national) will be submitted,wherein she has stated that the relation between Altaf and the complainant was “consensual”.

“It is a case of false implication with virtually no evidence and the entire chain of circumstances cogently and firmly missing from the complaint,thus rendering the complainant’s theory as false,concocted,implausible and contradictory,” Siddiqui said.

He said the “malicious complaint has not only put an indelible blemish on the petitioner but has also maligned the image of our nation at the international level”.


Siddiqui argued his client had been “falsely implicated” and police acted without following the basic procedure of verifying the claims of the complainant.

“In fact,the complainant is just trying to take advantage of being a foreign national and is trying to extort money from the applicant (Altaf),” Siddiqui said.

In a bid to substantiate his claim,Altaf,who has been in judicial custody since June 26,shared some of the “intimate e-mails and photographs” associated with the complainant,with the lower court and would also provide the same to the HC.


The Kashmiri youth was arrested following a complaint lodged by the victim at Connaught Place police station.

The Dutch woman alleged Altaf,posing as tourist guide,had raped her several times in the last five months and also robbed her of money.

First published on: 07-07-2010 at 06:56:01 pm
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