PRIYAGRAJ: Observing that it was unnatural to Indian culture for a man to rape his daughter-in-law, the Allahabad High Court granted bail ahead of the arrest of a rape defendant from Saharanpur district.
“Considering the nature of the charges and the applicant’s background, considering the seriousness of the offence, considering that it is completely unnatural for a stepfather to commit the rape of his own stepdaughter with another person in our Indian culture,” Judge Ajit Singh said.
Granting early bail to a Babu Khan, who – along with another person – was accused of raping his own daughter-in-law, Judge Singh observed: “Without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case, considering that the accusation was made falsely with the intention of hurting or humiliating his (the petitioner’s) reputation in society, and also taking into account the decisions of the Supreme Court, early bail is granted. »
“If the petitioner is arrested, he will be released on early bail if he meets certain conditions,” the court added.
The First Information Report (FIR) was filed by the alleged victim against his own father-in-law Babu Khan under Sections 376 (Rape) and other Sections of the ICC at Janakpuri Police Station of Saharanpur District .
It was alleged that the applicant and her co-defendant went to the victim’s brother’s home when she was alone and asked where his brother was. When the victim said her brother was not home, the victim’s stepfather began to abuse her. It was further mentioned in the FIR that the alleged victim tried to arrest him and then she was pushed onto the bed by him and then the two defendants attempted to rape her.
During the court proceedings, the applicant’s lawyer argued that the other co-defendant had already obtained early bail from this court. The petitioner’s case is on an equal footing, so the petitioner is also entitled to early bail on a parity basis. “The petitioner fears with certainty that he could be arrested by the police at any time,” added the petitioner’s lawyer.
‘Although the district attorney opposed the petitioner’s request for early bail, he did not contest the parity request,’ the court said while granting the early bail. in its decision of May 18.