NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court docket on Thursday ordered DNA check on an 84-year-old retired Military man and a four-day-old child to find out whether or not he fathered the kid by means of sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old lady in Siliguri, West Bengal.
It was the octogenarian, accused below the Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, who moved the SC by means of advocate Ankur Chawla demanding a DNA check together with the newborn born to the lady on July 5. He was arrested on Could 11, when the lady’s father lodged a criticism with Siliguri police claiming that he observed uncommon behaviour in his daughter and got here to know that she was pregnant due to sexual exploitation by the octogenarian.
Showing for the accused, senior advocate Kapil Sibal advised a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Okay Kaul and M R Shah that the West Bengal police had carried out a shoddy investigation. He stated there was a tenant-landlord dispute and the accused had been asking the lady’s father to vacate the premises for a very long time as he was not paying hire. Sibal stated it was inconceivable to not discover the lady’s being pregnant until Could 11 when she would have been seven months pregnant and claimed that rape costs had been a frame-up.
The 84-year-old stated he was sexually sterile and a diabetic, making it inconceivable for him to impregnate a girl. His counsel Chawla stated, “Police seem to have been in cahoots with the lady’s father as they didn’t hassle to conduct a efficiency check, which is mandatorily required to be carried out on an accused arrested on a rape criticism.”