Match tickets offered to not file FIR on Bengaluru molestation attempt?

Express had reported earlier that the police had allegedly taken time to file an FIR in the case.

Published: 09th March 2017 06:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2017 06:32 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Following the alleged molestation attempt case at Marathalli which occurred at 1.20 am on Sunday, the victim’s friend has said, via a Facebook post, that a police official offered them tickets for the India-Australia Test match to not file an FIR.

The accused was caught on Tuesday after a shootout, in which both the accused and HAL police station station house officer Sadiq Pasha were injured.

On Tuesday, Express had reported that the police had allegedly taken time to file an FIR in the case. The victim’s friend, in his second Facebook post, alleged that Pasha offered them tickets for the match in return for them dropping the case. The post also reads that Pasha had a photo of the accused in his phone, which was identified by the girl, and yet he urged them to not file an FIR as “her (the victim’s) image would be damaged and spoiled, which is not a good thing for girls and this is how girls get famous.”

Hemanth Nimbalkar, Additional Commissioner of Police, East, denied the allegations. He said the victim’s friends themselves had asked for tickets and said police had followed due procedure and filed the second FIR on correct charges. Pasha couldn’t be contacted as he is in hospital.


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