HC Stays Sexual Harassment Trial Against Former Hockey Skipper 

The former Indian national Hockey team captain was accused of sexually harassing his estranged girlfriend.

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Delhi high court on Friday stayed the legal proceedings against former Indian national hockey team captain Sardar Singh in a trial court in Delhi. Singh is facing allegations of sexual harassment made by his estranged girlfriend.

Justice Vipin Sanghi issued a notice to the complainant seeking her response on Singh’s plea by 6 January.

Further proceedings before the trial court shall remain stayed.
Justice Vipin Sanghi

The court has also sought the reply of Delhi police on Singh's plea seeking stay on proceedings before a trial court which had allowed the woman's complaint seeking directions to the police for lodging an FIR.

Singh, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment, exploitation, mental, physical and emotional torture made by his estranged girlfriend, has submitted before the high court that the trial court did not give him a chance to be heard and no notice was issued before passing the order.

The woman had approached the trial court alleging that the police did not take action on her complaint against Singh.

The allegations levelled against Singh by the woman also includes charges of attempt to murder, causing miscarriage without consent and criminal intimidation. She also alleged that Singh would beat her up, would refuse to accept responsibility after she conceived, and pressurised her to undergo an abortion.

Singh had earlier denied all the allegations levelled against him by the British hockey player of Indian origin.

(This copy has been edited for length.)

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