December 17, 2016 5:37:19 am
The special court for crimes against women Friday sentenced a police personnel working as a Home Guard volunteer in the UT police, Surinder Kumar, to imprisonment of three years for stalking a 16-year-old girl. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.
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The court had held him guilty under Section 354-D (following a woman, or attempts to contact woman to foster personal interaction repeatedly despite a clear indication of disinterest) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 12 of the POCSO Act. According to the prosecution, the victim, who was a student of Class 10, alleged that Surinder Kumar used to stalk her every day.
The victim said she used to go for tuition in Sector 19, when the accused would stalk her, block her way and once forcibly held her hand. Kumar used to wait for her every day and make gestures towards her as she used to go for her tuition. The victim then made a complaint in the Sector 19 police station in January this year, following which the police registered an FIR against Surinder Kumar.
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