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Molestation bid case: HC closes petition filed by govt pleader

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Kochi, Aug 17 (PTI) The Kerala High Court today closedproceedings in a petition seeking quashing of a molestationbid case against government pleader Dhanesh Mathew Manjooran. When the case was taken up, police informed the courtthat the investigation has been completed and the charge sheetfiled. According to the court, a detailed report submitted bythe investigating officer shows that after conductinginvestigation, final charge sheet was filed before themagistrate court for offence punishable under IPC section 354(Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage hermodesty) on August 16. In the light of the filing of the final report,Justice Sunil Thomas closed the proceedings in the petitionfiled by Manjooran, "reserving the right of the petitioner toseek appropriate relief". The high court had earlier declined to issue a stayorder on police action against Manjooran in the case. Manjooran was arrested on the charge of allegedlyattempting to molest the woman on a city road when she wasreturning home here after work on July 14. Manjooran was allegedly apprehended by locals afterthe woman raised an alarm following the molestation bid. PTICOR TGB BN ZMNKK

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