Punjab-Haryana High Court
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The Punjab-Haryana High Court termed such cases as unfortunate, questioning the woman after it came to light that the youth was in London on the day she was accused of rape. The court, while ordering the quashing of the FIR, said that due to such cases, it becomes difficult for the court to decide on genuine matters.
While filing the petition, the youth resident of Bathinda said that according to the allegation he had raped the victim on February 1, 2019 in Bathinda. The petitioner told that although the day being mentioned was not in India then. The High Court had ordered to hand over the records in this regard to the investigating officer. The Investigating Officer stated that on January 26, 2019, the petitioner had left for London. Along with this, the court was told that the victim has retracted from the allegations against the three other accused. The court said that such incidents raise a question mark on his credibility and it seems to be a case of blackmailing. The court said that due to the occurrence of such cases, it becomes difficult for the court to decide the genuine cases. The High Court has issued an order acquitting the petitioner, rejecting the FIR in this case.