ANTICIPATORY BAIL OF OT TECHNICIAN DISMISSED
The district court in Chandigarh dismissed the anticipatory bail application filed by OT Technician, who allegedly sexually harassed a third year medical student of Government Medical College and Hospital.
The complainant stated in her FIR that on June 27 when she went to get medicines into the store room the OT Technician, named Kamleshwar followed her and molested her and threatened to kill her if she tells anyone.
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The accused was booked under section 354 of Indian Penal Code which is assault or criminal force towards a woman inorder to outrage her modesty and section 506 of Indian Penal Code which is criminal intimidation.
The accused who is a resident of Mullanpur stated in his plea that he is from Bihar and everyone used to address him as “bhaiya” because of which a heated argument has taken place and a “false” case has been registered against him. the complainant on the other hand argues that it was a serious matter and she had no intention of falsely implicating him, adding that a custodial interrogation was required.
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The court upon hearing the arguments dismissed the bail application. The police are yet to arrest the accused and the slow action on the part of authorities have angered the medical students who had protested outside the police post in the hospital premises. The doctors were also anguished by the fact that it almost took a week to suspend him from the hospital. However a letter dated July 3 mentions that the accused was immediately placed under suspension for not appearing before the sexual harassment committee and a case against him was internally under investigation.
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