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K C Pant's son accused of harassing woman
March 09, 2004 21:02 IST
A Delhi court has directed the police to probe charges of trespass and intimidation against Ranjan Pant, son of Planning Commission Chairman K C Pant.
Perusing a complaint made by Kanwal Chaudhry, who resides on the busy Barakhamba Road in the heart of the capital, Metropolitan Magistrate G P Singh said, "There appears room for investigation by the police."
He directed the Station House Officer of Tilak Marg police station to investigate the matter and submit a report by July 27, 2004.
In her complaint, Chaudhry claimed to have sold an apartment on the first floor of her house along with a servant quarter on the second floor to Ranjan but retained ownership of the staircase, staircase landings, common entrance and the roof.
She also permitted him to install an overhead water tank and a TV antenna above the existing servant quarters.
She was away from Delhi for a brief period during April-May 2003. On her return, she noticed that the accused had broken the staircase and blocked the entrance door to her art studio on the terrace apartment.
On June 21, a 'rowdy crowd' of 8-10 persons gathered atop her terrace and began installing a generator. When Chaudhry protested, 'they pushed her around and used vulgar language'.
Police at the Tilak Marg station failed to act on her repeated complaints, she alleged.
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