NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed a trial court order for filing an FIR against the BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain in connection with an allegation of rape.
According to Indian Express reports, Justice A K Pathak, who stayed the trial court’s July 12 order was initially not inclined to stay the proceeding later said:
“Ok I will stay the order. The operation of the trial court’s July 12 order to remain stayed till the next date of hearing i.e. December 6. I will seek response from the other party”.
A Delhi-based woman had approached the trial court in June seeking registration of an FIR against Hussain on the charge of rape.
In her complaint, she alleged that the BJP leader had given her a cold drink laced with sedative and sexually assaulted her when she fell unconscious.