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SC upholds conviction of K P S Gill

July 27, 2005 12:00 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of former Punjab director general of police and Indian Hockey Federation president K P S Gill on the charges of outraging the modesty of senior woman Indian Administrative Service officer Rupan Deol-Bajaj.

A bench comprising Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice B N Srikrishna upheld the 1998 Punjab and Haryana high court order convicting Gill under Section 354 and Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code and directing him to pay a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to Bajaj.

As Bajaj has refused to take the money and pleaded that the amount be given to a women's organisation, the apex court said the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana high court will take an appropriate decision in this regard as the money is lying deposited in the high court registry.

The incident relates to a party on July 18, 1988, where Gill had outraged the modesty of Bajaj. The Supreme Court also dismissed Bajaj's petition seeking restoration of the sentence imposed by the trial court on Gill.

The trial court had sentenced Gill to three months rigorous imprisonment.


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Sub: KPS Gill

KPS Gill remains great notwithstanding the judgment and the incident referred to. His image has not been sullied. Therefore, the purpose is defeated. People will ...

Posted by A.H. Venkatachalam

Sub: View

1988 - 1998 - 2005. That's great court speed. So, a woman's modesty is worth 2 lakh rupees if she is a senior IAS officer ...

Posted by Kaushik Das

Sub: Need Imprisonment

It is very sad that the Supreme Court cancelled the trial court's three months rigorous imprisonment to Mr.Gill. He is deserved the rigorous imprisonment because ...

Posted by Tojen

Sub: Gills are abundant in all walks of life.

Any person, male or female, working under some one is largely gillable. These gills have become more enterprising because basically there is a dearth of ...

Posted by chanakya

Sub: KPS gill

At last some one has been punished. Thank you S.C. but I fail to understand why punishment of prision was not allowed. as an alternative ...

Posted by Bharat Pandya


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