Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Wednesday convicted Lalit D’Silva, former Regional Manager (India) of a world airline, for outraging the modesty of one in every of his junior colleague throughout his posting within the nationwide capital.
Metropolitan Magistrate Dev Saroha convicted Lalit D’Silva stating that there aren’t any different witnesses to the incident and the testimony of the complainant can’t be “disbelieved”.
“To conclude, it is proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused uttered some words with the intention to outrage the modesty of the complainant, as such he is liable to be convicted under section 509 of Indian Penal Code (IPC),” the court docket said.
After pronouncement of the judgment, the court docket posted the arguments on the quantum of sentence on November 17.
According to the prosecution, on October 8, 2009, the accused known as the complainant in his room and outraged her modesty by asking “unappreciated” questions.
The accused had defended him by submitting that he has been falsely implicated within the case by the complainant when she had did not get herself transferred again to Delhi station from Cochin, the place she had been transferred by the corporate.
“The complainant has stated that immediately after the incident she made a complaint to a number of her seniors and waited for an action to be taken against the accused, who is a senior employee of the company. She was thoroughly cross-examined by the defence. She has further stated that only after realizing that no action will be taken against the accused she made a formal complaint,” the court docket famous.
“The complainant has been consistent in her explanation regarding the delay. Being a woman in a social setting like ours, she is often subjected to much pressure in matters like these. In the present case, not only the social dignity of the complainant was on line but also there must be some professional considerations, the accused being a senior officer of the company and her boss. Thus, the explanation given by the complainant is believable,” it mentioned.
Advocate Ajay Verma representing the complainant submitted the Airlines was additionally not supportive to her and somewhat they tried to cowl up.
The sufferer as a substitute of getting assist from the airline was faraway from service, he said.
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