Delhi: JNU students protest over Kerala Navy sex assault complainant's arrest
Posted on: 10:30 AM IST Jul 28, 2013
New Delhi: JNU students are on protest after a forgery case was filed against the wife of a navy officer who levelled allegations of sexual harassment and wife swapping against her husband. However, Sujata Sahoo's lawyer told CNN-IBN that she is being targeted and is under pressure to drop the sex scandal case.
The complainant in the Kerala Navy sex scandal case has been arrested by the Delhi Police over an alleged credit card fraud. The woman had allegedly forged naval documents to get a credit card.
Police said that the woman has been arrested in a credit card forgery case filed by the State Bank of India. They added that the Navy has also confirmed that the documents she submitted were forged.
Kamini Jaiswal, counsel for Sahoo in the wife swapping case, has denied the charges and said it was an attempt to malign her client and accused the Delhi police of torturing Sahoo.
Jaiswal said that her client was dragged from her house and beaten. "As a result of this, she has received injuries and the police has not been ensuring a proper medical check up," Jaiswal alleged.
She said that her client had been informing her about the repeated threats received by her and warnings dire consequences if she did not withdraw her complaint in which she has named senior naval officials.
According to Delhi Police, Sahoo, 25 years, was arrested from Jia Sarai after State Bank of India's IIT branch complained that she was trying to procure a credit card in the name of her estranged husband, Ravi Kant, using his forged Pan card and employment letter of the Indian Navy.
The bank, according to the Delhi Police, has videographed everything pertaining to the alleged procurement of the credit card. Defence Minister AK Antony had promised to take strong action if anybody was found guilty in the alleged Kochi wife swapping case.
She had also filed a case of dowry harassment under Section 489A against her husband and the case has been transferred to Kochi.