HC dismisses petition seeking inquiry in DU molestation case

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New Delhi, Sep 24 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a college student seeking judicial inquiry in the Delhi University student molestation case on the ground that neither the complainants nor the victims are coming forward to identify the accused.

A division bench headed by Justice T S Thakur was informed by the Delhi police that the victims and complainants in the case were not coming forward to identify the culprits.

Police had registered three FIRs in three separate incidents of molestation in Delhi University area between September 15 to 19.

Appearing for the police, Standing Counsel Mukta Gupta informed the court that the police cannot take any action against the accused as the ''complainants were not cooperating with the investigation''.

The bench, however, directing the petitioner to approach the Metropolitan Magistrate concerned said, ''We see no reason to intervene into the matter at this stage as the investigation is in progress and jurisdictional courts (Metropolitan Magistrate) have the power to monitor the investigation.'' In the status report filed before the bench of Chief Justice M K Sharma and Justice Sanjeev Khanna on September 21, the Police said the FIRs pertaining to three separate incidents were registered with Mukherjee Nagar, Civil Lines and Maurice Nagar police stations.

''The police have the photographs of the candidates who came to appear for the written tests. However, neither the victims nor the complainants came forward to identify the accused,'' Mr Gupta said with regard to Delhi University Metro Station incident where the complainant ''failed'' to cooperate with the police.

UNI

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