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‘Model who accused suspended cop of rape is more powerful’

Sunil Paraskar  

The model who had accused suspended IPS officer Sunil Paraskar of rape and molestation was more powerful and politically better connected than him, the Dindoshi Sessions Court has observed in its order. Early this month, the court discharged him in the case for lack of evidence.

Casting doubts on her accusations, the court said had the incident of molestation and rape taken place, she would not have made efforts to get him transferred to a better and more powerful post.

“She would not have shown her spontaneous willingness to pay advance for his transfer to politicians. Her direct connections with the CM, DCM, and the Home Minister show she was more powerful than the applicant [Mr Paraskar],” it said.

Judge VA Raut concluded that the complaint against Mr Paraskar was false as the court found no iota of evidence in the case.

“The medical report says ‘yes’ to verbal threats. However, neither the FIR nor the supplementary statement of the informant [woman] mentions any verbal threat. There is nothing on record to prove the charge of rape. Thus, there is absolutely no medical evidence, no forensic evidence on record. In fact there is no evidence on record, which shows any of the ingredients of the alleged offences can be proved.”

“The woman’s ‘good relations’ with Mr Paraskar after the alleged rape ‘creates doubts about her version’,” the court said.

Furthermore, it felt that a crucial ‘unexplained’ delay of seven and a half month in filing the FIR was abnormal. There was no physical violence, nor any trauma, as was evident from the messages retrieved from her phone.

The model was eager for a role in reality show Bigg Boss and had professional rivalry with another model Poonam Pandey. Her suspicion that Mr Paraskar could be having relationship with Ms Pandey drove her to file a false complaint in order to defame him. The court thus found that her statement was unreliable and it did not inspire confidence.


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