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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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