The Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld the termination of a Delhi Police constable on the charges of moral turpitude.

The Delhi Police had dismissed him from service on a finding in an inquiry that he had used a woman to institute false rape cases to extort money.

The allegations against the constable were that being a married person, he started living with another woman on a promise that he would marry her and developed physical intimacy with her. Secondly, he used that woman to lodge a false complaint alleging rape against a constable and extorted Rs. 50,000 from him to make her to withdraw the complaint. In a similar manner, he had extorted money from another person lodging a fake rape case, the city police said in its charge-sheet against him in their internal inquiry.

Dismissing his petition, a Division Bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice V. K. Rao said: “We note that on the one hand the learned counsel for the petitioner made us read the entire evidence and find fault and discrepancies in depositions here and there as if we were to sit in appeal and at the same time contended that it was a case of no evidence. The writ petition is… dismissed but without any order as to costs,” the Bench stated.

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