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Who is Padma awardee Uddhab Bharali, Who was booked for raping minor

Who is Padma awardee Uddhab Bharali, Who was booked for raping minor

Ground Report | New Delhi: Who is Padma awardee Uddhab Bharali; Renowned innovator, inventor, and Padma Awardee Uddhab Bharali have fallen into a soup over an alleged rape charge brought against him. The Assam Police registered a case against the Awardee Padma under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO). The case has been registered at the North Lakhimpur Police Station Assam.

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According to the police, this case has been registered under Section 6 of the Protection of Child Sexual Exploitation Act (POCSO Act) and Section 354/376 (i) / 376 (j) / 376 (k) of the IPC.

Padma’s awardee, Bharali, is accused of raping a minor whom he had adopted several months ago. These complaints have said that when the victim was staying at her home under the care of Bharali, she was sexually assaulted for a year.

However, Bharali had requested advance bail at Guwahati High Court to avoid arrest. In this regard, the court of law Arun Dev Chaudhary, while granting Bharali conditional bail on December 28, ordered the journal of the case to be shelved on January 7.

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In court, the prosecutor objected to granting Bharali advance bail, saying that a person’s “social status” should not be considered in the event of such serious charges.

Police said: “We cannot comment on the matter as he is a sub judicial. However, the investigation of the case is ongoing.”

According to the District Legal Services Authority, these ‘allegations’ were extremely serious. According to information, the police have registered the statement of the defendant Bharali. Currently, the victim is in the Children’s Home under special police protection.

Who is Padma awardee Uddhab Bharali

Bharali was born in the Lakhimpur district of Assam on April 7, 1962. After his studies, he went on to study Mechanical Engineering at Jorhat Engineering College. However, he soon had to quit his academic studies halfway through as his family was in debt and in financial crisis.

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He then went on to pay off the debt by supporting his father by starting his own business of manufacturing plastic covers for tea plantation workers. But he did not want to pay an exorbitant price for the machine that was needed to make the products (which cost around 6 lakhs rupees at the time). Instead, he decided to build his own machine, which he did, for just Rs 67,000.

Uddhab Kumar Bharali, known for more than 140 innovations in the field of science and engineering in Assam, was honored with the Padma Prize in 2019.

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