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Can’t quash rape FIR even if victim turns hostile: HC

Punjab
Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 7 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that the possibility of a U-turn was nil for a “victim” in a rape FIR despite projecting it as a consent case. Even if the accused and the complainant claimed that continuance of the case would cause undue harassment to the “victim” and possibly jeopardise her matrimonial life, the FIR could not be quashed in view of the law settled by the Supreme Court, the Bench ruled. The ruling came on a petition seeking the quashing of an FIR registered in May 2015 for kidnapping and other offences at the Daba police station in Ludhiana district on the complaint of a girl’s father. The judgment by Justice Jaishree Thakur is significant as the court was told that the matter had been compromised be