The court observed that the plea holds no relevance.

Kerala HC rejects Dhanesh Manjoorans plea to quash FIR for molesting woman
news Molestation Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 15:37

The Kerala High Court has dismissed government pleader Dhanesh Manjooran’s plea to quash the FIR against him for allegedly molesting a woman in Kochi.

According to reports, the court observed that the plea holds no relevance as the police had already submitted the chargesheet after investigating the case.

The police said in court that they submitted the chargesheet in the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court- II in Ernakulam and that the FIR against the accused shall not be quashed.

The police completed the investigation and filed the chargesheet within 18 days.

Dhanesh Manjooran, who was arrested on July 14 for allegedly molesting a woman on the road, had categorically denied the charges. 

Weeks after filing a case against Manjooran, the victim had earlier this month told the media that Manjooran had molested her.

She had also alleged that Manjooran’s family and friends had tried to pressure her to help him get bail.

Irked by media reporting on the allegations against the government pleader, many High Court lawyers had come down heavily on media persons, accusing the media of wrong reportage. What followed was a tussle between media persons and lawyers for days together. 

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