Three years after being discharged by courtroom, Sonepat sisters’ case haunts Rohtak youth

Sunit Dhawan

Tribune News Service

Assan (Rohtak), September 15

Three years after being discharged by courtroom, the Sonepat sisters’ case nonetheless continues to hang-out Kuldeep, one of many three youths of Assan village in Rohtak district named within the case.

Earlier, Kuldeep aspired to hitch the Army, however his candidature was rejected as a result of mentioned case. He cleared the Group D Services examination and bought a letter of appointment with Haryana Armed Police (HAP) at Madhuban, however his becoming a member of has been stalled, due to the case.

“We don’t know when this case will get off our back. Our son has been proved innocent and discharged by two courts, still he is suffering because of the case which was proved false in police investigation,” says Kuldeep’s father Balbir, an ex-serviceman.

Balbir and his spouse Shakunatala have urged the state authorities and HAP authorities to sympathetically take into account their son’s case.

Kulvinder Singh, DIG, HAP, Madhuban, mentioned he would look into the matter and get the information examined.  

On November 28, 2014, Pooja and her sister Aarti of Thana Khurd village in Sonepat district thrashed three youths of Assan village in Rohtak district on board a shifting bus, accusing them of molestation.

An FIR was registered and an SIT was constituted to probe the case which hogged the headlines for a very long time. The police investigation discovered the allegations levelled by the sisters unfaithful.

None of the 50-odd witnesses, together with the woman who shot the video of the incident, supported the model of the sisters. Polygraph exams indicated that the sisters had been concealing some data, whereas the accused boys had come out clear.

“No case of moral turpitude is made out against Kuldeep and the other youths as they were discharged by the Court of Rohtak ACJM Harish Goyal during the framing of charges. The decision to discharge them was upheld by the Court of Additional Sessions Judge Jasbir Singh while hearing revision petition filed by the sisters,” maintains Kuldeep’s counsel Pradeep Malik.

Noted author and males’s rights activist Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj says it’s unlucky that the youth continues to endure regardless of having proved harmless.

“Till when will he be punished for a crime he didn’t do,” she asks.

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