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A woman is facing trial for filing a false rape case against a policeman in Ratlam

Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh): Additional Sessions Court Judge Shailesh Bhadkariya ordered a case to be registered against a woman who filed a false rape case against police officer Dinesh Kharari.

According to Additional Public Prosecutor Samarth Patidar, the woman had filed a complaint at the Women’s Police Station on September 21, 2023. She claimed that she was married and working as a security guard in Ratlam, living in a rented room. She reported that she met police officer Dinesh Kharari from the Bajna police station, who allegedly took advantage of her strained relationship with her husband.

The woman accused Kharari of raping her in her home and threatening to defame her if she revealed the assault. She further alleged that Kharari continued to rape her under threats. The situation escalated when her husband visited Ratlam, leading to a series of disturbing events, including her suicide attempt on September 15, 2023. After her recovery, she confided in her husband, prompting them to initiate a police case against Kharari on September 20, 2023.

Following her report, the police registered a case against Kharari and recorded her statement under section 164 CrPC, wherein she repeated her allegations. However, during the trial, the woman withdrew her accusations, claiming that Kharari had not raped or threatened her. Based on this development, the court acquitted Kharari and instructed the police to file a case against the woman for perjury.

Patidar emphasized that in accordance with Art. 340 and 344 CrPC, the court can take action against persons who change their statements after filing the report, thereby dismissing the incident and the original complaint. This ruling underscores the justice system’s commitment to responding to false allegations and ensuring justice.

Posted: Tue, Jun 11, 2024 10:08 PM ET