HC quashes FIR against rower Bhokanal for harassing wife

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first_imgMumbai: In a major relief to Olympian and Asian Games gold medallist rower Dattu Bhokanal, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday quashed an FIR registered against him on charges of cheating and harassing his wife. A bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre quashed the FIR, saying the charges and the material on record against Bhokanal did not make out a case under sections 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Bhokanal had approached the high court earlier this month seeking that the FIR be quashed. Bhokanal is scheduled to participate in the World Rowing Championship in Austria which is scheduled to be held from August 25 to September 1. The 28-year-old rower from Nashik had said that if the charges against him were not quashed, he would not be able to attend the competition. Bhokanal was India’s only rower to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In May this year, he was booked by the Nashik police under sections 498 A and 420 of the IPC, after his police constable wife complained that Bhokanal had been harassing her mentally and physically.last_img

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