Man who misbehaved with woman lawyer told to do social service

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 04, 2013 16:20 hrs

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Wednesday quashed a police case registered against a man for allegedly misbehaving and attempting to assault a woman lawyer two years ago, and told him to do social service and pay a fine of Rs.10,000.

Justice Hima Kohli also suspended the driving licence of the man for six months and asked him to do the social service in Prayas, a children's home, for one hour every week for a year.

The court quashed the first information report registered against the man after he tendered a written apology to the court.

In 2011, a woman lawyer registered a case against him at Tilak Marg police station for use of force with intent to outrage her modesty and for indulging in an act intended to insult her modesty.

The lawyer alleged that the man made inappropriate gestures towards her outside the high court and when she objected to it he misbehaved and tried to assault her.

The man had approached the court for quashing of the first information report, saying the parties had settled the dispute.

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