Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu on Monday lashed out at the Supreme Court for asking her to marry a victim who had approached the court seeking protection from arrest in a rape case. Taapsee tweeted that she felt nothing but disgust with the verdict. Taapsee also asked how it felt to be asked like this.
‘Did anyone ask the girl this question, did she want to marry the man who raped her? How can this be asked? Is it a solution or a punishment? Disgusting, it just feels that way, ‘said Taapsee.
Supreme Court Chief Justice SA Bobde came out with a bizarre order in a rape case yesterday. The verdict has drawn sharp criticism from the people.
Mohit Subhash Chavan, a technician at the Maharashtra State Electric Production Company, has been booked under the POCSO Act for allegedly raping a minor student. The Chief Justice asked the defense counsel while considering the bail application in the case.
The lawyer told the court that his client was a government official and would lose his job if arrested in the case. We can help if the victim marries the girl. The Chief Justice said that if you do not, you will lose your job and go to jail.
Defendant, meanwhile, told the court that his mother had told him he could marry the girl before filing a complaint with the police. The girl had rejected the marriage proposal of the accused.
‘We will not force you to marry the girl. Let us know if you wish. Or you will say that we are forcing her to marry ‘, said SA Bobde.
However, the accused told the court that he is a government official and would be suspended from service if he is arrested. That’s why the defendant was given this opportunity and could be arrested for up to four weeks, Bobde said. Earlier, the trial court had granted protection to the accused from arrest but the high court had quashed it. Following this, the accused approached the Supreme Court.