Accused also directed to deposit Rs 50,000 each for Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority.
Five college students, aged between 19 to 22 years, have been directed by the Bombay High Court to do the cleaning work in the Badlapur area every Sunday in the month of November for two hours for quashing of the charges of outraging modesty of a minor girl against them.
Divison Bench of Bombay HC comprising of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice A A Sayed enunciated that,“Taking into consideration the peculiar facts of the case, it cannot be held that the offence alleged is against the society at large. Also considering the age of the petitioners and remorse shown by them, we are inclined to quash the First Information Report (FIR),”.
Bombay High Court has also directed the Badlapur Municipal Council Officials to assign and monitor the cleaning work carried out by the accused and to issue certificates to them.
The certificates will have to be presented to the concerned police station, which would then file the compliance report before the Court in December.
Accused will also have to deposit Rs 50,000 each with the HC Registry, which will transfer the money to the Maharashtra Legal Aid Services Authority.
As per victims complaint, she knew two accused. One of them had objected to her meeting the other, and, on September 25, when she visited his residence to provide him the medicines, the other accused and his friends had allegedly reached there and committed objectionable acts.
They assaulted a friend who had accompanied her, she had stated in her complaint.
Bombay High Court accepted the affidavits and thus quashed the proceedings but has directed the accused to do social service.