Jammu court acquits policeman of rape charges

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A fast track court in Jammu has acquitted a police official on charges of rape, observing that the prosecution evidence cannot be said to “definite, positive, consistent and coherent” so far as the case against the accused was concerned.

“A clear room for doubt is left out in the prosecution evidence,” Fast Track Court, Jammu, Khalil Choudhary, while acquitting accused, Ajay Kumar Sharma alias Sonu son of Thoru Ram of Kotli Morh, Bari Brahmana Samba, said.

Sharma was accused of rape by his first wife with whom he had solemnized marriage in 2006 and out of their wedlock one child has been also born.

“Prosecution has also failed to prove the potency of the accused, which is fatal for the prosecution case,” the court said as per judgment, a copy of which lies with a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), adding, “The law requires proving the potency of accused in sexual assault case. It is in this background that accused is medically examined in all such cases to prove the capability of the accused to commit the intercourse. There can be no presumption that healthy person is always potent.”

According to prosecution, Sharma married another woman who happens to be within their own social community kept it as a secret from the prosecutrix.

On coming to know about the second marriage of the accused, conflicts developed between the prosecutrix and him.

On this, the prosecutrix lodged complaint before Women Cell Jammu under Section 494 RPC against the accused Ajay Kumar and after completion of the investigation; a challan was presented before the competent Court against the accused and is under adjudication.

Thereafter, due to the differences and clashes, ill-will has continued between both of them, the prosecution said.

“During that period of differences, the accused entered into the rented accommodation of the prosecutrix on the pretext of meeting with the child. When he saw the prosecutrix all alone, he committed rape forcefully with her on 03-02-2018.” (GNS)

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