TEN YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO TWO HARYANA POLICE OFFICIALS AND ONE YEAR RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO OTHER THREE HARYANA POLICE OFFICIALS IN A CASE RELATED TO RAPE OF A WOMAN RESIDENT OF ROHTAK (HARYANA)

Press Release
New Delhi , 01.08.2013

            The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Ambala(Haryana) has sentenced Shri Balraj, then Head Constable & Shri Silak Ram, then Constable to undergo ten years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.40,000/-each and other three then Head Constable i.e. Ramphal, Randhir Singh & Ram Dhari to undergo one year Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.5000/-each in a case related to rape of a woman resident of Rohtak (Haryana).

 

            A case was registered in CBI on 24.7.2008, on the order dated 18.7.2008 of the High Court of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh to investigate the offences relating to rape and suicide of a woman resident of Anandpura, Near Police Line, Rohtak(Haryana). Earlier, FIR No.341 dated 31.5.2008 U/s 376-B/34 IPC was registered in Police Station City, Rohtak on the complaint of the rape victim. In the complaint, the woman had alleged that her husband was arrested by CIA-1, Rohtak on 9.4.2008 from Village Singhpura Khurd in connection with a motorcycle theft case and was produced in the Court on 10.4.2008. The rape victim was called to CIA Staff, Rohtak on 10.4.2008 by then Head Constable Balraj. Balraj and one other person committed rape with her in the room adjacent to the main gate in CIA, Rohtak. Being aggrieved with the investigation of Haryana Police, the rapists being police officials and no action being taken by the local Police. The victim committed suicide on 9.6.2008 in Police Headquarters, Sector-6, Panchkula. The High Court of Punjab & Haryana directed CBI to investigate the offences relating to rape and suicide in this case.

 

            CBI completed the investigation related to the rape of said woman in 47 days and filed the charge sheet in the court on 8.9.2008 against then EHC Balraj & Constable Silak Ram, posted in CIA, Rohtak u/s 376 (2) (a) & (g), 506/34 of Indian Penal Code in the Court of Special Judicial Magistrate, CBI, Ambala (Haryana). CBI also filed supplementary charge sheet on 15.4.2009 in the court against then HC Ramphal @ Chandi, then HC Balraj; then Constable Silak Ram & EHC Ram Dhari, all posted in CIA-1, Rohtak u/s 120-B r/w 342 IPC and U/s 120-B r/w 218 of Indian Penal Code against HC Ramphal @ Chandi, EHC Balraj, Constable Silak Ram and EHC Randhir Singh.

 

            After completion of trial, the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Panchkula(Haryana) held all the 05 accused persons namely Balraj, Silak Ram, Ram Phal, Randhir Singh and Ram Dhari guilty.

 

            Another case, related to suicide by the victim is pending trial in the court of Special Judge, CBI, Haryana, Panchkula.

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