Complainant turns hostile, court acquits robbery suspect

  • | Saturday | 2nd December, 2023

Gurgaon: A city court acquitted a man who was accused of robbery at gunpoint in Farrukhnagar in 2019 after the complainant turned hostile and refused to identify the suspect before the court.Earlier, the accused had reportedly confessed to the crime during the interrogation and police had recovered the pistol used by him, but the court observed that the evidence was insufficient to connect the accused with the crime.Durgesh Jha, a karate trainer based in Farrukhnagar was on his way back home on December 21, 2019, when the incident occurred. Around 11.30pm, three people stopped him. One of the men grabbed him, while another put a pistol to his stomach. The third accused then took his mobile phone and other items from his pocket before they fled the spot.A case was registered under sections 394, 397 and 34 of the IPC at Farrukhnagar police station on December 22, 2019. Police later arrested all three accused.Public prosecutor Sumer Singh said the prosecution had conducted the investigation strictly as per the law and there is no reason to doubt the authenticity of either the disclosure statements or the recoveries affected by the police. Meanwhile, Rahul Chauhan, counsel for the accused, argued the complainant has not identified the accused. Additional sessions Judge Jasbir Singh observed that the prosecution failed to prove its case against the accused beyond a shadow of reasonable doubt. Benefit of doubt is extended to the accused and he is acquitted of the charges levelled against him, said the court.We also published the following articles recentlyUlhasnagar Police clear RTI activist of firearm allegations, accuse builder of framing himUlhasnagar businessman and RTI activist, Moti Duseja, has been absolved by the police in a case where a revolver and cartridges were found in his plywood shop. The charge sheet filed in court alleges that five individuals, including developer Ajit Bhatia, framed Duseja. Dusejas RTI exposes of land mafias led to the booking of five individuals in 2017. Duseja believes the police officials fabricated false charges against him and demands a CBI inquiry.Jammu police crack kidnapping and murder case of teenager, accused heldJammu police cracked the murder case of Raghav Jamwal, a teenager who was kidnapped for ransom. The accused, identified as Satinder Kumar, confessed to the crime and was arrested. Police recovered the victims mobile phone from the accused. The body of Raghav Jamwal was found in a forest area. The body was taken to the hospital for post-mortem.Delhi court grants bail to doctor accused of rape, slams IO for not conducting fair investigationA Delhi court grants bail to a doctor accused of rape, noting evidence of a consensual sexual relationship with the alleged victim. The court criticizes the Investigating Officer (IO) for an unfair investigation and orders a higher officer to inquire. The complainants refusal for an internal examination and absence of medico-legal evidence are highlighted. The court mentions the complainants previous FIR against another individual. The court also notes other cases involving the complainant and her friend, questioning the credibility of her allegations. The court grants bail and orders an inquiry into the fairness of the investigation.

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