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Court orders perjury proceedings against teenager who accused father of rape

Court Orders Perjury Proceedings Against Teenager Taking Serious View Of A False Complaint By A Teenage Girl Against Her Father Charging Him Of Rape, A District Court Has Ordered Perjury Proceedings Against Her.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Dec 2016, 12:30:00 PM
Court orders perjury proceedings against teenager

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Court orders perjury proceedings against teenager taking serious view of a false complaint by a teenage girl against her father charging him of rape, a district court has ordered perjury proceedings against her. 

Special Judge Mridula V K Bhatia, on Thursday, also acquitted her father from charges of rape levelled against him under POCSO Act. The judge in her order wanted that this action on the girl should send a strong message to the society against the misuse of POCSO Act. 

It was in 2013, that the girl (then 16) complained to the police that her father had molested and raped her in their house at Navi Mumbai.  However, in her deposition she told the court that she had filed a false complaint against her father due to a dispute among the duo. 

Before order in the proceeding, the judge, expressing displeasure over the false complaint by the girl said, "the complainant has undoubtedly misused the provisions of POCSO Act and lodged a false complaint against her own father, thereby causing him grave hardship, mental agony and trauma.He has spent close to three years in jail owing to serious allegations levelled against him." 

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First Published : 24 Dec 2016, 12:23:00 PM

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