Delhi High Court has directed a man facing FIR for assaulting a woman, to do one-month community service at the de-addiction Centre to atone for his sins. The court has also warned the accused not to repeat such acts in future.
The bench of Justice Subramam Prasad noted, “Looking at the facts and the conduct of the petitioner, this court is inclined to direct the petitioner to do some social service to atone for his sins. He is also warned not to repeat such actions in the future.”
“The petitioner is directed to do one-month community service at the de-addiction Centre run by the Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses Centre from April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021,” the bench said.
The court has also imposed a cost of Rs 1,00,000 on the petitioner. The man is also asked to submit a certificate from the community service centre be also filed to show the compliance with the order.
Delhi High Court issued the orders after both the parties settled the matter amicably. It was also noted that the petitioner has acted in a very high-handed manner.
The bench also noted, “There are CCTV footages which show that the petitioner has committed the offence under Section 354 and Section 506 of Indian Penal Code. There are eye witnesses to the incident. Since the complainant doesn’t want to pursue the complaint it would be futile to continue with the prosecution.”
“In the present case, it is the victim who is the ultimate sufferer. She has been harassed by the petitioner and she is being further harassed in the proceedings initiated against the petitioner,” the bench said.
Justice Prasad also stated that in case of any absenteeism/default on the part of the petitioner or any misbehaviour on the part of the petitioner while complying with the court order, the same shall be conveyed immediately by the said de-addiction centre to the concerned SHO, who shall, in turn, inform the Prosecutor of the State, for bringing the same to the notice of the court and for seeking recall of the orders passed in this regard.