Shahnawaz Hussain: SC stays order directing registration of FIR against BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain in rape case – Blue Barrows

The Supreme Court has stayed the Delhi High Court order ordering registration of FIR against BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain in a rape case lodged by a woman in 2018.

The top court has sought responses from stakeholders including from the Delhi government and will hear the matter in the third week of September.

The high court on August 17 had dismissed Hussain’s plea challenging a trial court order directing the Delhi Police to register an FIR against him, saying there was no perversity in the 2018 order, and vacated its earlier interim order staying the operation.

In 2018, a Delhi-based woman had approached a lower court seeking registration of an FIR against Hussain on her allegation of rape.

A magisterial court had on July 7, 2018, ordered the registration of an FIR against Hussain, saying a cognizable offence was made out in the complaint of the woman.

This was challenged by the BJP leader before a sessions court which had dismissed his plea.

(With PTI inputs)