Delhi High Court takes cognisance of minor's sexual assault by Delhi govt officer [28.8.2023]

The Delhi High Court on Monday took cognisance of the case of sexual assault of a minor girl allegedly by suspended Delhi government officer Premoday Khakha and directed the authorities to ensure that the identity of the survivor is not revealed in any manner.

A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Sanjeev Narula, initiated on its own a public interest litigation (PIL) after taking suo motu cognisance of the incident.

The high court said the survivor should get due protection and compensation.

The bench was informed by the counsel for Delhi government and police that the girl is admitted to a government hospital here and her condition is critical.

It asked the Department of Women and Child Development of Delhi government, police and the Centre to file a report in the matter.

The court's detailed order is awaited.

28 Aug 2023