2018 Rape Case: Supreme Court stays proceedings against BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain

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The Supreme Court of India stays further proceedings about the criminal complaint brought against BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain within the alleged rape case in 2018 before the trial case. The recent Delhi tribunal order to file an FIR against Hussain within the matter is additionally stayed by the SC. Shahnawaz Hussain, a frontrunner within the BJP, had earlier asked the Delhi tribunal to dismiss his appeal contesting an endeavor court judgement ordering the town police to file an FIR against the girl, in response to a woman's rape accusation.

The Delhi tribunal has granted the police three months to conclude their probe after directing them to file an FIR in an exceedingly 2018 rape case against BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain.

Justice Asha Menon overturned the court's interim orders that had been keeping the 2018 trial ruling directing the registration of the FIR because she found no perversity in it. “There isn't any merit within the present petition. The petition is dismissed. The interim orders stand vacated. The FIR be registered forthwith. The investigations are going to be completed and an in depth report under Section 173 Cr.P.C. Be submitted before the learned MM (metropolitan magistrate) within three months,” quoted the court in its Wednesday's order.

A Delhi-based woman had petitioned the court in 2018 to own an FIR against Hussain supported her rape claim. On July 7, 2018, a magistrate's court-mandated the filing of an FIR against Hussain, ruling that the woman's accusation established a cognizable offence.

The BJP politician argued against this before a sessions court, which rejected his argument.

The judicature issued an interim order on July 13, 2018, delaying the trial court's directive for the Delhi Police to file the FIR. After giving notice of the politician's request, it requested a response from the lady and also the police.

Hussain contested the trial court's decision because it required the filing of an FIR notwithstanding the police's assertion that its investigation had found no evidence to support the complainant's claims.

The prosecution claimed that the FIR had to be filed due to the Supreme Court's directives within the Lalita Kumari case which the order supporting its filing wasn't flawed.