Delhi court adjourns hearing on plea on former SC staffer’s bail
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Delhi court adjourns hearing on plea on former SC staffer’s bail

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New Delhi, Apr 21 : A Delhi court on Saturday adjourned the hearing on an application seeking cancellation of bail moved by Delhi Police against the former staffer of Supreme Court who has recently levelled allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

The woman, who served as Junior Court Assistant at the Supreme Court, has been accused of bribery, cheating defined under Sections 420, 506, and 120B of the Indian Penal Code on a complaint by one Naveen Kumar. The complainant Kumar has alleged that the accused woman agreed to accept consideration in exchange for getting employment for him as a process server or a class IV employee in the Supreme Court.

In this regard complainant has allegedly made a payment of Rs 50,000 to the accused woman as an advance. When the accused did not follow through on her promise, the complainant met with her in the Supreme Court premises to know about the development regarding his employment.

He alleged that the complainant told him not to meet her in the Supreme Court premises otherwise threatened to implicate him in a false case. The complainant wrote an application to the DCP of the Crime Branch stating that he was being threatened by the accused and her associates and investigation in the case was taken up by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police.

At last an FIR under Sections 420, 506, and 120B of the Indian Penal Code was registered against her at Tilak Marg Police Station on March 3 and the accused staffer was arrested and was later sent to judicial custody on March 11 and was released on bail on March 12.The Investigating Officer on Saturday moved an application before the Court for the cancellation of the bail. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Khurana after hearing the plea on behalf of Delhi Police said since the accused was not present before the Court so the hearing for the cancellation of her bail stands deferred to April 24. (UNI)

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