Can HCs Transfer FIR, Internal Enquiry Into Sexual Harassment To Another State?

Millennium Post Delhi|October 10, 2019

Can HCs Transfer FIR, Internal Enquiry Into Sexual Harassment To Another State?
The Supreme Court has agreed to examine whether high courts have powers to move to another state the enquiry into allegations of sexual harassment pending with internal complaints committee (ICC) as also the criminal case lodged with the police in the incident.

The apex court has sought responses of the Tamil Nadu government, other departments and individuals associated with the matter.

It was hearing an appeal by an IPS officer challenging the Madras High Court’s order transferring the enquiry by an ICC under provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Woman at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 as well as an FIR lodged against him by a senior lady police officer to Telangana for “fair, independent and unbiased” probe.

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October 10, 2019