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Bombay Hc Asked To Re-Examine Sc Woman’s Writ



New Delhi : The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal of a Scheduled Caste woman on cruelty and torture of her family, dismissing a Bombay High Court summary judgment dismissing her writ petition on the ground of involvement of some disputed questions of fact.

Directing the High Court to consider and dispose of her case on merits, preferably within one year, the Bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and A M Khanwilkar listed 14 prayers in the appeal of Sangita Vilas Ingle and held that the High Court was not justified in dismissing her petition that required to be considered on merit.

In her appeal, she had sought compensation for violation of her fundamental rights by police and officers by resorting to cruelty and inhumane acts amounting to her torture as well as the torture of her husband as also a daughter and a son.

She referred to the torture inflicted on the family members at the Ural police station and wanted the Akola Medical College to examine physical and mental harm caused to her husband as also the psychological examination of her son and daughter for the trauma they were subjected.

Ingle also sought prosecution of the officers under the SC-ST Prevention of Atrocities Act for publicly insulting her and her family members as also quashing of the FIR and charge-sheet filed against her and the family members.