In a latest Delhi’s Patiala House Court Complex has dismissed Delhi Police’s bail cancellation application against former Supreme Court staffer who alleged sexual harassment by CJI Ranjan Gogoi, in a cheating case. This was done after the notice to the complainant could not be served despite several attempts, as reported by Bar and Bench.

Nobody appeared for the Delhi Police today. The Court, therefore, ordered:

No fruitful purpose will be served by keeping the bail cancellation application pending. The application is dismissed and disposed of.”

An FIR for the alleged offences of cheating (section 420), criminal intimidation (section 506) and criminal conspiracy (section 120B) under the Indian Penal Code 1860 was lodged against the woman on March 3, after a complaint was filed by Naveen Kumar, a Haryana resident, at the Tilak Marg Police Station.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Delhi Court has dismissed Delhi Police’s bail cancellation application against former Supreme Court staffer who alleged sexual harassment by CJI Ranjan Gogoi, in a cheating case.
  • An FIR for the alleged offences of cheating (section 420), criminal intimidation (section 506) and criminal conspiracy (section 120B) under the Indian Penal Code 1860 was lodged against the woman on March 3.
  • The police had sought cancellation of the bail granted to the woman on March 12, after the complainant had claimed that he was being threatened by the other staffers at Supreme Court.
  • Delhi Court dismissed the plea after the notice to the complainant could not be served despite several attempts.

The police had sought cancellation of the bail granted to the woman on March 12, after the complainant had claimed that he was being threatened by the other staffers at Supreme Court.

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Naveen Kumar has alleged that the former top court employee had cheated him of ₹50,000, which he claimed she took as part of a bribe while promising him a job at the Supreme Court. He had claimed that in June 2017, he met the woman through a common friend, Mansha Ram, regarding his employment and she had told him she was a personal assistant of a judge in the Supreme Court and her husband was also an officer. Kumar said the woman had claimed that she has good contacts and can get him employed as process server or as a class-IV employee in the Supreme Court in about one-and-a-half month time, and for this she allegedly demanded ₹10 lakh from him. The complainant allegedly paid an advance of ₹50,000 to her in cash in the presence of Ram in the Supreme Court complex, Livemint had reported.

Naveen Kumar has alleged that the former top court employee had cheated him of ₹50,000, which he claimed she took as part of a bribe while promising him a job at the Supreme Court.

The police had then said in a plea that when till three months, he did not receive any information regarding his employment. Naveen Kumar he along with Ram again met the woman at the Supreme Court complex. She told him that the employment will take more time and he should not visit her in the Supreme Court and threatened him to implicate in some false case.

It is important to remember here that the employee worked as a junior assistant in the Chief Justice’s office in December 2018. She has submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court alleging that she was sexually assaulted by the Chief Justice and her services were terminated arbitrarily. She further alleged that she had been facing harassment since the time her services had been terminated.

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