Earlier, the top court had on 19 September deferred the hearing on the appeal of Hussain against a Delhi High Court order relating to an FIR against him on the woman’s complaint alleging rape. The SC bench had on 22 August stayed the operation of the high court order.
Prior to this, the high court had on 17 August 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.
The top court, while issuing notices to Delhi Police and the complainant woman on the plea of the leader, had observed that after hearing the submissions of Rohatgi, it was of the prima facie view that this matter required consideration.
The bench had then said that pending further consideration, the effect and operation of the order under challenge before it shall remain stayed.