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Delhi High Court: Rape is a crime against society and generally cannot be charged

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The Delhi High Court, in its order, said that rape is a crime against the society and cannot be charged in general. He also said that it cannot be abolished on the basis of agreement.

Along with this, the High Court had rejected the demand of quashing of the FIR registered in the rape case despite the victim’s ‘NOC’.

Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar observed that the fact that the offense of rape does not preclude the withdrawal of the plaintiff. Rape is a heinous crime and it destroys the personality of the victim and hurts her mind. He claimed that his confession was obtained through torture and that his confession was obtained through torture. The act of rape is not a crime against an individual but against the society.

Justice Bhatnagar said that an FIR has been registered in Mahendra Park police station alleging rape. These allegations cannot be denied by exercising the powers vested in this Court under Section 482 of CrPC. Based on the NOC given by the plaintiff, the fact that the victim has retracted from his charges, only on the ground that the offense cannot be condoned. Justice Bhatnagar had dismissed the petition of the accused for quashing the FIR.

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