SAKUNTALA BAI Vs. VENKATAKRISHNA REDDI THE CUSTOMS INSPECTOR OF
HIGH COURT OF MADRAS
VENKATAKRISHNA REDDI, THE CUSTOMS INSPECTOR OF
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Ramaswami, J. -
(1.) This is a criminal revision petition filed against the order of discharge made by the learned District Magistrate (Judicial), of South Arcot at Cuddalore in C. C. No. 399 of 1950.
(2.) The facts are: One Sakunthala Bai travelled in a bus from Pondicherry to Cuddalore on 17-4-1950. It is stated that she was on her way to her husband's house. The bus was stopped at Reddichavadi Customs Chouki for inspection by the customs authorities. This Sakunthala Bai states that she was examined by the, woman customs guard and was sent out and that while she was about to get back intc. the bus she was called by the accused Venkatakrishna Reddi, the Inspector of the Reddichavadi Customs Chouki and asked to remove the gold bangles and the gold golusu worn by her and that she refused to do so. Thereupon the accused is said to have abused her and also assaulted her by giving a slap on her face and a few blows on her back with his leather belt and that he forcibly removed the gold bangles and golusu from her hands and detained her in the Chouki till 8-15 p.m. until she paid a fine of Rs. 1000. On the foot of that she filed a complaint against the accused on 26-4-1950. This case was filed before the Stationary Sub-Magistrate of Cuddalore under Ss. 355, 323 and 342, I.P.C. in C.C. No. 1414 of 1950 and the learned Sub Magistrate after examining the complainant on oath took the complaint on file under Section 355, I.P.C. and issued summons to the accused.
(3.) Then on a petition (C. M. P. No. 24 o 1950) filed by the accused the case was transferred to the file of the District Magistrate and numbered as C.C. No. 399 of 1950. I ma; point out Were that the complainant sought to corroborate her case by a medical certificate also.;
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