UP man cleared of rape charge after 22 years
AGRA: Finally cleared of a rape charge that was slapped on him in year 2000, when he was 16, a man from UP's Aligarh district said he had suffered the stigma of being called a rapist for 22 years.
After the Juvenile Justice Board's order on Thursday, the man said, "Finally, I am free from the tag of being called a 'rapist'. I was accused of a crime I never committed. Facing the stigma all these years has been difficult, painful and humiliating, both for me and my family. I was dragged into this case because of a land dispute between two parties. But I suffered nonetheless."
In their order, principal magistrate at JJB, Naresh Kumar Diwakar, and members Sadhna Gupta and Prashant Singh Raghav said the "prosecution had failed to prove that the accused had committed the rape and, therefore, the court acquits him". The man's lawyers, G C Sinha and K K Gautam, said an FIR was registered against their client and his friend at Atrauli police station on August 26, 2000 for allegedly ra a minor girl from neighbourhood.
少年司法局的首席法官Naresh Kumar Diwakar以及成员Sadhna Gupta和Prashant Singh Raghav表示，“检方未能证明被告实施了强奸，因此，法庭判他无罪”。
这名男子的律师G C Sinha和K K Gautam说，2000年8月26日，阿特劳利警察局对他们的当事人及其朋友进行了立案调查，罪名是涉嫌强奸附近的一名未成年女孩。
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Anybody who lodges fake rape cases should themselves be arrested and jailed. Just for one fake case, his entire life and career was destroyed. Strict law must be brought that anyone who lodges fake rape cases will be imprisoned.
The question hangs on Police who registered the case and tried to prove that victim had committed the Crime. First Party, police should be reprimanded so that they are carefull in future. Poor man lost precious22 years of life in Jail. For this our Judiciary should take responsibility for the delay. While India is making all round progress, delay in hearing cases remains a stigma.
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Just clearing of rape charge is inhumane for his suffering since year 2000. He should be honorably discharged and highly compensated based on each month of the harrassment and mental torture undergone by him and his family. Those responsible for wrongly framing him should be punished with a hard jail term of equal 22 years.
Recovered 22crores must be compensated to affected Man
Shame on Judiciary to Clear a Man after 22 long years
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16 years... what a big shame.
The point here is not whether or not the accused committed a rape. The judiciary has once again shocked the nation by taking 16 years to decide a case of heinous crime.
UP is the worst state ion human right violation in the world at par with dreaded African country .
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If Kapil type defence lawyer was there the acquittal wud hv been in 5 years. U need a lawyer who not only knows the law but JUDGE too.
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Girl should now be imposed with 22 years of jail term and 22 Lakh fine, so that no one in future dares to raise a false case again…
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Feminists - where r u,This is for all male feminists,Before u blame a man believing a woman think about this incident,Time will come when being called a rapist will no longer be a stigma.women will no longer be believed.but the real rapists wiil go scot freeand the genuine rape victims will suffer.
22 years. In this country the Judiciary is guilty of crimes against humanity.
one of the worst judiciary system india have. any effort by govt to speed up the process, nothing. if there is any minister who is looking after law. india needs a lot of reforms in law and judiciary. wake up. people are suffering
This man spent more time in jail than outside for the crime he did not commit. Whoever filed the false rape charges should be thrown behind bars for 22 years.
Was he in custody or out on bail ?
Why the courts take 2 decades to come to conclusion? Is there no one to question the courts.? This case took 22 years, Ghadra case took 20 years and so on.
Swift realization and acquittal by court. 22 years is nothing for them. Its not their life.
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Who is responsible for his spoiled life. Who is going to return his 22 years
Punish the accusers, their lawyers, police, and even the judge.