Jasleen Kaur Case: Sarvjeet Acquitted; Netizens Demand Apology From Kejriwal, Arnab Goswami For Slandering HimSarvjeet Singh - left; Jasleen Kaur - right (Pic Via Twitter)

In a much hyped harassment case of Delhi, Sarvjeet Singh who was accused of sexual harassment by Jasleen Kaur in 2015, was acquitted of all charges by Delhi’s Tis Hazari court on Friday (25 October).

Kaur is an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member and former student of Delhi’s St Stephen’s College.

As per different reports, Kaur had accused Singh of harassment and even molestation in 2015 following a dispute between the two at a traffic signal in Tilak Nagar’s Agarwal Chowk.

Kaur shared the story on Facebook along with a photo of Sarvjeet, alleging harassment. Sarvjeet identified himself in the photograph in the comment section and said that the allegations made by the girl were false. Instead, it was Kaur who picked a fight with him, and hurled abuses, he alleged.

Kaur’s post was shared widely, and Singh was slammed by the public. The story was also picked up by different media channels and a media trial ensued declaring Singh as guilty without giving him a fair chance to tell his side of the story.

During the course of the episode he was labelled a “pervert” and “Delhi ka Darinda” (Devil in Delhi) and struggled to keep a job or lead a normal life.

In 2018, it was reported that the accuser Kaur, now residing in Canada had failed to appear before the court in 14 trial hearings. She did not attend trials for three years, while Sarvjeet continued to appear in the court.

Kaur finally appeared in the court last December, and has claimed that she was away because she had ‘academic commitments’ in Canada.

Throughout the case, Singh maintained his innocence and said that it was Kaur who misbehaved with him and threatened to have him arrested.

The Delhi court finally exonerated Singh by noting that the testimony of the complainant is not trustworthy and casts serious doubt over the prosecution.

Following Singh’s acquittal, social media users have demanded that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and then Times Now’s Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami apologise for jumping the gun and slandering Singh.

Singh too while speaking to media houses sought an apology from Arnab for labelling him a pervert on the national television. He adds that this crushed his image and now that the accusations against him are proven false, the journalist should make amends to restore his dignity.

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