HC gives 2 yrs to doctor accused of shoplifting to reform

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New Delhi, Feb 25 (PTI) The plea of a city-based womandoctor, who was arrested for alleged shop lifting, to quash anFIR against her was rejected by the Delhi High Court but shewas given two years time to maintain good conduct in order tohave the FIR quashed.

Justice Shiv Narayan Dhingra in an order directed thedoctor to maintain a good conduct for the next two years inorder to quash the FIR against her and made it clear that ifshe indulged in shoplifting again within this period the FIRwould be revived against her.

Granting the probation for two years, Justice Dhingradirected her to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and asurety of like amount before the concerned trial court.

The court order came following a submission by theprosecution counsel Advocate Sunil Sharma who opposed the pleafor quashing of the FIR and said as per the global report,thousands of complaints of shoplifting cases have beenregistered and more than 14 billion dollar is the average lossper year in the world.

In view of such a report, the accused person did notdeserve any leniency from the court, the counsel argued.

The court was hearing a petition by the woman doctorseeking quashing of the FIR against her following a compromisewith the complainant, a security guard, as well as the shopowner.

The woman doctor was arrested after she was found liftingclothes for her children in a mall in Rajouri Garden area lastyear.

On a compliant from the security guard, the police hadarrested the woman but she was granted bail immediately. PTIPNM

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