Complaint registered against woman for false accusations of gang rape: Maharashtra court

A complaint was lodged against a woman by the Maharashtra police for lodging of false rape complaint against two men and also for giving a false statement to the magistrate. This was done due to the order given by the Judicial Magistrate First class at Satara. It was brought to the attention of the court that the closure report was filed by the police against her FIR as no evidence could be produced that would help her case and hence the magistrate Court passed this order. The FIR lodged by the woman was under section 376 d which entails gangrape under the Indian Penal Code. This was filed against two men who she accused of allegedly raping her under the pretext of giving her a job. After lodging FIR once the police began the investigation it was brought to our attention that the person accused was not even in India at the given time and also the car in which the woman was allegedly raped was not owned by either of the accused. All these facts gathered after the investigation was mentioned in the B summary report submitted to the magistrate. A petition was filed by the woman opposing this report. After analysing the report the magistrate accepted this report. The informant has given a statement on oath under Section 164 of Code of Criminal Procedure in the Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class in spiteof knowledge that the FIR lodged by her is false, this was noted by the court. Hence, the assistant superintendent of Civil and criminal court at Wai in Maharashtra was ordered by the court to fire a report against this woman under sections 193, 194, 199, 200 and 211 of the Indian Penal Code.

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